Italy (Toscana) - Lines with Obscure or Sparse passenger services

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Introduction

This list is based on the timetable in force until 12 December 2020. Although dated as 'from 14 June 2020' the timetable has been updated and reissued monthly since then. The current edition shows some trains as running for only a few months, but later updates may extend the period of operation. Users are recommended to check the Trenitalia website to ensure they are using the latest version.

Table numbers quoted here are from In Treno Tutt'Italia, the official Trenitalia timetable. Standard abbreviations are explained in General Information. Map references relate to the European Railway Atlas Regional Series and, in italic, to the Schweers+Wall Atlante ferroviario d’Italia e Slovenia.

Two useful symbols exist which show the booked route for trains not calling at a station: in the middle of the train column, a vertical bar "|" means that the train passes through the station without stopping, whereas a dot "." means that the train does not pass through that station but instead takes a different route.

Obscure services

Pisa Centrale - Livorno Centrale (Bivio Mortellini)

[33, M55] (156C1, 50C1-50B2) IT20/81

There are two routes between Pisa Centrale and Bivio Mortellini, which approach opposite ends of Pisa Centrale station. Trains normally use the route that will avoid the need for reversal. Those between Firenze and Livorno use the western route and those between La Spezia and Livorno run via the eastern route.

Campiglia Marittima avoiding line: San Vincenzo (Campiglia Dev Piazzalone) - Populonia (Campiglia Dev Baratti)

[33, 260] (160A5, 56C3) IT20/82

This north to west curve is used by trains between Livorno and Piombino Marittima, if not calling at Campiglia.

R3103 Firenze S. Maria Novella - 07:30 S. Vincenzo - Piombino Marittima
D SSuO RV3129 Firenze S. Maria Novella - 09:41 S. Vincenzo - Piombino Marittima
D SuO R6785 Livorno Centrale - 09:45 S. Vincenzo - Piombino Marittima
D SSuO R1618 Piombino Marittima - 19:43 Populonia - Firenze S. Maria Novella
D SuO R1622 Piombino Marittima - 21:43 Piombino – Firenze S. Maria Novella

Asciano - Monte Antico

(160C5-160B4, 58B2-58A4) IT20/83

There are excursions over this line, mainly during the summer. For further details see the Ferrovie Turistiche Italiane website. The format for most excursions is to run from Siena to Monte Antico via Asciano and then to return to an intermediate station for a special event or bus tour, before returning direct to Siena. Excursions to Chiusi do not use this line.

[Firenze] - S. Donnino-Badia (Bivio/P.C. Renai) - Montelupo-Capraia (Bivio/P.C. Samminiatello) - [Empoli]

[280] (157B2, 52B2-52B3) IT20/84

There is a relatively new section of main line avoiding Signa, but the old route remains in use to serve Signa station. The new line is used by all trains not calling at Signa.

Firenze S Maria Novella avoiding line: Firenze Rifredi - Firenze Campo di Marte

[46, 47, M60] (158C3, 145C2) IT20/85

This north to west curve allows trains to run direct between the Bologna and Roma lines, without needing to reverse at Firenze S. Maria Novella. It is used by all express services not calling at Firenze S. Maria Novella and by local trains running directly between Firenze Campo di Marte and Firenze Rifredi. A large number of trains, both local and long-distance, use this route and can be readily identified in the timetable.

Firenze S Maria Novella - Firenze Campo di Marte

[47, 272, M60] (158C3, 145C2) IT20/86

There are two routes between Firenze Campo di Marte and Firenze S Maria Nocella. Local services to and from Campo di Marte platforms 1 and 2 take the southerly route. High speed services and a very few peak hour local services use platforms 3 upwards at Campo di Marte, so use the northerly route which it partially shares with the line to Firenze Rifredi.

Firenze Osmonnoro depot shuttle: Firenze Rifredi (Dev.Olmatello) - Osmonnoro Works platform

(158B3, 145B2) IT20/87

The Osmonnoro locomotive depot and works is at the end of a 4 km branch off the Firenze to Pisa line between Firenze Rifredi and Le Piagge. A shuttle operates for the benefit of employees at the works and leaves Firenze S Maria Novella at about 07:35 (believed to be platform 3), calling at Firenze Rifredi platform 7 at about 07:43. It runs to the works platform which is on the north side of the beginning of the depot loop. There are no details of the evening service available, but it is not possible to join the train as the works is not accessible to the public.

Routes used occasionally for diversions

Pisa Centrale - Vada (via Collesalvetti)

[2, 31] (157A1, 51B3-56C1) IT20/89

This electrified, single-track line provides an alternative to the main line between Pisa and Vada. It is occasionally used by overnight passenger trains on diversion. This is indicated by a call at Livorno Central being omitted, but the train passing through Vada and other stations to Roma via Civitavecchia.

See also