Additional bus services in the evenings, mornings and on weekends, new bus concepts in many places and some extra train services: Those are the core elements of the 2021 timetable, which will come into force on the second Sunday of December. Another quantum leap for public mobility in South Tyrol!
Bolzano/Bozen and surroundings – Oltradige/Überetsch – Bassa Atesina/Unterland
Several improvements and some new routes have been introduced to the Citybus network in Caldaro/Kaltern and Appiano/Eppan. This includes services to and from Pianizza Di Sopra/Oberplanitzing, Castelvecchio/Altenburg and Cornaiano/Girlan. A premiere: new evening services along the 136 route, i.e. Bolzano/Bozen – Caldaro/Kaltern – Termeno/Tramin.
The bus lines to and from the Val Sarentino/Sarntal and Val d'Ega/Eggental valleys as well as buses serving the catchment areas Salto/Salten, Monzoccolo/Tschögglberg and Renon/Ritten have been more clearly defined and boosted. By popular demand, a brand-new service to and from Passo Oclini/Jochgrimm has been introduced: bus no. 184, serving Pietralba/Weißenstein (Passo Oclini/Jochgrimm) – Obereggen – Ponte Nova/Birchabruck.
Additional early-morning and evening services have also been added to several urban bus routes run by Sasa. In Bolzano/Bozen, buses previously marked with the number 18 have now been integrated into the 111 route. And with several journeys added between Merano/Meran and Bolzano/Bozen (bus no. 201), services will now also run every 30 minutes on Sundays and public holidays.
In and around Merano/Meran and the neighbouring valleys
Many additional journeys have been introduced in a number of places, especially in the evenings and mornings: Among the routes with extra journeys are the Val d'Ultimo/Ulten valley, Lauregno/Deutschnonsberg and buses serving the route Verdines/Verdins – Scena/Schenna – Merano/Meran.
More key novelties for passengers: the new Sasa urban bus route no. 5, which runs from Merano/Meran train station through the city’s business park (Zona Artigianale di Maia Bassa/Handwerkerzone Untermais) all the way to Maia Bassa/Untermais train station, but also the new 217 route between Foresta/Forst and Merano/Meran, the freshly restructured 212 route between Marlengo/Marling and Merano/Meran plus, last but certainly not least, an additional stop at Bolzano Sud/Bozen Süd for the 6:54 commuter train from Merano/Meran.
For trains serving the Val Venosta/Vinschgau valley, early-morning services will now depart a few minutes earlier, and express trains, which were previously reserved to Sundays and public holidays, will now be available all year round.
Valle Isarco/Eisacktal, Alta Valle Isarco/Wipptal and Val Pusteria/Pustertal
In the Valle Isarco/Eisacktal and Alta Valle Isarco/Wipptal valleys, a series of key excursion destinations will see additional bus connections. This includes Racines/Ratschings, Val di Funes/Villnöss, Scezze/Tschötsch, Alpe di Villandro/Villanderer Alm and the plateau of Naz-Sciaves/Natz-Schabs, to name but a few.
In the Val Gardena/Gröden valley, too, local bus timetables have been adapted and improved.
Commuters will benefit from the additional train service running from Bolzano/Bozen to Brennero/Brenner at 16:28.