Ferrovie della Sardegna

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ARST Gestione FdS
Limited liability company
Industry Rail transport
Founded 1989
Headquarters Cagliari, Italy
Products Rail transport, Road transport
Website ARST web site (in Italian)
Map of Railways in Sardinia

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

It is 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, new 6 diesel multiple units, built from Firema and Keller Electromechanics and panorama car trains on the tourist lines.


Public Transport Lines[edit]

Tourist Lines (Trenino Verde)[edit]

Main article: Trenino Verde

Dismantled Lines[edit]


See also[edit]


  • 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. 
  1. ^ "Cagliari 25 ottobre 2010". ARST.it. Retrieved 5 February 2016.