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Andermatt railway station is a railway station and junction on the metre gauge Furka Oberalp Bahn (FO), serving the town and municipality of Andermatt, in the canton of Uri, Switzerland. The station is connected, via the Furka Pass, with Brig and Visp in the canton of Valais, and, via the Oberalp Pass, with the western terminus of the Rhaetian Railway at Disentis/Mustér, in the canton of Graubünden. There is also a short branch line, the Schöllenenbahn, between Andermatt and Göschenen, at the northern end of the standard gauge Gotthard Rail Tunnel.

Andermatt
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A regional train at Andermatt station
LocationBahnhofstrasse 2
6490 Andermatt
Uri
Switzerland
Coordinates46°38′13″N 08°35′37″E / 46.63694°N 8.59361°E / 46.63694; 8.59361Coordinates: 46°38′13″N 08°35′37″E / 46.63694°N 8.59361°E / 46.63694; 8.59361
Elevation1,435.7 m (4,710 ft)
Owned byMatterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Operated byMatterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Line(s)Brig–Disentis/Mustér
Distance67.94 km (42.22 mi)
from Brig
Platforms3
History
Opened12 July 1917 (1917-07-12)
Electrified12 July 1917 (1917-07-12) (1,200 V DC)
29 May 1941 (1941-05-29) (11 kV AC)
Location
Andermatt is located in Switzerland
Andermatt
Andermatt
Location within Switzerland

Since 2003, the FO, including Andermatt station and the lines and trains serving it, has been owned and operated by the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB).

The station currently has three platforms in use.

Contents

ServicesEdit

On each of the three lines serving Andermatt, the MGB operates regional services at hourly intervals, terminating in Andermatt but connecting with each other in the station.[1]

The through Glacier Express trains stop also at Andermatt on their tourist-oriented route from Zermatt to St Moritz. Several trains run in each direction every day[2]

Additionally, during the winter closure of the Oberalp pass road, the MGB operates frequent car shuttle trains between Andermatt and Sedrun, via the Oberalp Pass.[3][4]

Preceding station   Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn   Following station
toward Zermatt
Glacier Express
Swiss timetable 144
toward Visp
Regional services
Swiss timetable 142
Terminus
TerminusRegional services
Swiss timetable 143
TerminusOberalp car shuttle train
Swiss timetable 1983
Terminus

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Swiss timetables 142 and 143.
  2. ^ Swiss timetable 144.
  3. ^ Swiss timetable 1983.
  4. ^ "Oberalp car train". Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. Archived from the original on 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-05.

Further readingEdit

  • Moser, Beat; Börret, Ralph; Küstner, Thomas (2005). Glacier Express: Von St. Moritz nach Zermatt (in German). Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 3-89610-057-2.
  • Moser, Beat; Jossi, Urs (2007). MGB Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (in German). 2. Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 978-3-89610-175-4.
  • "Official timetable of Switzerland". Bundesamt für Verkehr. ‹See Tfd›(in English)