Aargau Verkehr

Aargau Verkehr AG (AVA) is a Swiss transportation company. It was formed on June 19, 2018, from the merger of BDWM Transport and the Wynental and Suhrental Railway. The new company operates both rail and bus services, with some of the latter being provided through its wholly owned subsidiary Limmat Bus AG.

Aargau Verkehr
IndustryRail transport
Bus transport
PredecessorsBDWM Transport,
Wynental and Suhrental Railway
FoundedJune 19, 2018; 4 years ago (2018-06-19) in Switzerland
Headquarters,
Switzerland
Websitewww.aargauverkehr.ch

Whilst based in the canton of Aargau, the company also operates services in the cantons of Zürich and Lucerne.

HistoryEdit

Aargau Verkehr formed on June 19, 2018, from the merger of BDWM Transport and the Wynental and Suhrental Railway.[1] The meger led to the dissolving of the joint AAR bus+bahn brand that had previously united the Wynental and Suhrental Railway and the Busbetrieb Aarau.[2]

RoutesEdit

Rail routesEdit

AVA owns and operates the following 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) gauge railway lines:

The company also has the contract to operate services between Zürich Altstetten and Killwangen on the Limmattal light rail line. This line is currently under construction, although one section, where AVA trains will eventually share tracks with Zürich tram route 2, has already opened for the tram service.[1]

Bus routesEdit

AVA operates a number of bus routes under its own name:[3][4]

The company also operates, through its wholly owned subsidiary Limmat Bus AG, a network of 10 bus routes between Zürich and Killwangen. These services are operated under contract to Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ), and carry that organisation's brand rather than that of AVA.[3][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Helbling, Uls (19 June 2018). "Historisches Ereignis: Die Fusion aller Aargauer Bahnen ist geschafft". Aargauer Zeitung (in Swiss High German). Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  2. ^ Scheeder, Fabian; Rellstab, Mathias (April 2018). "BDWM + WSB = Aargau Verkehr". Schweizer Eisenbahn-Revue: 178. ISSN 1022-7113.
  3. ^ a b "Angebote und Linien". AVA. Archived from the original on 4 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Linieninformation und Haltestellen". AVA. Archived from the original on 4 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Limmat Bus AG". AVA. Archived from the original on 4 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.

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