Ferrovie della Sardegna

The Ferrovie della Sardegna (Railways of Sardinia), known also as ARST Gestione FdS between 2008 and 2010 and with the abbreviation FdS, was an Italian public company that managed the regional railway network in the island of Sardinia, Italy. In 2010 it was totally integrated with the main regional public transport company, ARST (Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti).[1]

ARST Gestione FdS
FormerlyFerrovie della Sardegna
TypeLimited liability company
IndustryRail transport
Defunct25 October 2010 (2010-10-25)
FateIntegrated into ARST
ProductsRail transport, Road transport

It was the second railway operator in Sardinia, after Ferrovie dello Stato, having 203 kilometers of railways used for public transport, plus another four tourist lines, known as Trenino Verde, which run through the wildest parts of the island.

The company was founded in 1989. It is a narrow gauge railway system, using diesel locomotives and multiple units, electrified tram-trains in the metropolitan areas of Sassari and Cagliari and vintage diesel and steam locomotives on the tourist lines.

Today works are in progress to modernise several lines with the electrification of routes around the metropolitan areas of Sassari and Cagliari.


Public Transport LinesEdit

Tourist Lines (Trenino Verde)Edit

Dismantled LinesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cagliari 25 ottobre 2010". ARST.it. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  • Davies, W.J.K. (2002). A Contrast in Islands: The Narrow Gauge Railways of Corsica and Sardinia. Narrow Gauge Railways of Europe Volume 7. East Harling, Norfolk, UK: Plateway Press. ISBN 187198050X.