As bus services all over South Tyrol are being re-organised, only a small number of timetable changes will apply until further notice.
Every year, the winter timetables for buses and trains come into effect on the second Sunday of December. In 2021, they come with a special challenge: the complete reorganisation of regional bus services across South Tyrol, which will take place in several stages. Once completed, it will provide a whole new basis for plans to further expand timetables starting from next year, as outlined in the provincial government’s mobility plan. Pocket-sized, printed timetable booklets will once again be available in the coming weeks.
Rail services: what’s new
On 12 December 2021, the following changes will take effect along the Brennero/Brenner railway line:
- R 1827: The early-morning direct service will leave Innsbruck half an hour earlier, i.e. at 05:49, arriving in Bolzano/Bozen at 07:53. This way, an additional service will be available in the Isarco/Eisacktal valley during peak travel times, making it easier to reach Bolzano/Bozen before 08:00.
- Regional service 17129: This service will no longer run between Brennero/Brenner and Bolzano/Bozen, but instead from Fortezza/Franzensfeste via Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran, departing from Fortezza/Franzensfeste at 07:15 on week days.
- Regional service 16033: This service will now depart from Brennero/Brenner at 07:08.
- Regional service 22443: This service will now depart from Brennero/Brenner at 18:00, i.e. three minutes earlier than before, to avoid overlapping with an EC train. While improving overall punctuality on the Brennero/Brenner railway line, the train connection from the Pusteria/Pustertal valley can no longer be guaranteed.
Pusteria/Pustertal valley railway: In the coming summer, trains along the Pusteria/Pustertal valley will run every 30 minutes on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays due to increased passenger numbers from mid-June to early September.
Minor changes to bus services
- SASA-operated bus route 111A (Bolzano/Bozen train station – Bolzano/Bozen Salewa) will change its number back to 18.
- Minor changes will be made on other urban routes serving Bolzano/Bozen and Merano/Meran, and some regional bus departure times will also be minimally adapted, such as routes 132, 150, 152 and 165.
- Route 158 (San Genesio/Jenesien – Meltina/Mölten) will be integrated into route 157 (Avigna/Afing – San Genesio/Jenesien – Meltina/Mölten).
- From Monday to Friday, there will be an additional service on route 156 (Bolzano/Bozen – San Genesio/Jenesien), departing from Bolzano/Bozen at 16:23.
- In and around Merano/Meran, there will be a number of additional services on routes 235, 237 and 240.
- On routes 245 and 251, some services will now also be available on non-school days.
Stay tuned for more details.