About the timetables
The timetables made available on this web site are derived from the information available on the web site of Trenitalia. To ensure that the timetables are correctly interpreted, this page briefly describes the procedure adopted to obtain them.
- The timetables contain the schedule of all the trains that are available on a particular day1, specified with the words "Timetable for".
1 The day is chosen to be enough far off from days on which timetable changes are known to occur, and to fall on a non-holiday date different from a Saturday.
- The timetables are augmented with trains travelling on the first Saturday and Sunday following the chosen day. Based on these additional schedules, all relevant trains are enriched with additional notes ("Info" column) such as the fact that they only travel on working days, the fact that they may be renumbered, etc.
- Assuming that the timetables are stable over time, their period of validity ("Valid at most until") is assessed by searching for the earliest date for which the web site of Ferrovie dello Stato does not find any travel solutions. Of course, this does not exclude the chance of changes to the timetables within the estimated period of validity.
- Trains are coloured by type: regional trains (R) are orange, faster regional trains (RV) are green, long distance trains (IC, ICN, ES, etc.) are blue, and fastest trains (FR, FB, etc.) are white.
In order to simplify the process and to minimize the chance of introducing errors, most steps of this procedure are automated and subject to consistency checks. Errors and omissions cannot however be completely excluded (see the terms and conditions stated at the bottom of the page). In particular, since the timetables are based on the Civitavecchia station, the following assumptions hold:
- Trains that start the journey at any stations after Civitavecchia (e.g., Ladispoli) are omitted in the Civitavecchia→Roma timetables. In a similar way, trains that end the journey at any stations before Civitavecchia are omitted in the Roma→Civitavecchia timetables.
- Very few trains also call at the Ponte Galeria, Magliana, and Villa Bonelli stations. Since they also belong to another train track, these stations are omitted from the tables and boards published in this web site.
- In the Civitavecchia→Roma timetables, hours for the Civitavecchia station indicate the departure time, whereas hours for any other stations indicate the arrival time; in a similar way, in the Roma→Civitavecchia timetables, hours for the Civitavecchia station indicate the arrival time, whereas hours for any other stations indicate the departure time.
- To determine whether trains start/end the journey in Civitavecchia or they are in transit from/to other destinations (column "Continues"), their stops at a few selected stations preceding Civitavecchia are checked (typically, Grosseto and Montalto di Castro), considering the same days used to generate the timetables.
Moreover, since the timetables are specific for the Civitavecchia-Roma Termini track, trains that stop at Roma Tiburtina are also omitted.
Timetable boards in PDF format are relative to all trains arriving at, passing through, or departing from each station along the Civitavecchia-Roma track and are directly obtained from a service of the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana web site. They contain some additional information about train traffic and arrival/departure platforms. It should however be considered that these information may be subject to changes during the period in which the current train schedule is in force.
Changes since the last timetable
For convenience, a file that contains an overview of the changes applied since the last timetable is usually made available. This file consists of 2 paages: the first page shows the changes for the Civitavecchia→Roma direction, while the second shows the changes for the Roma→Civitavecchia direction. The left half of each page shows the timetable that was last in force, while the right half shows the current timetable. Coloured lines represent changes (cancelled/added trains, changes to the stops or stop hours).