Brig railway station

Brig railway station is an important railway junction in the municipality of Brig-Glis (French: Brigue-Glis), in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland. Opened in 1878, it is adjacent to the northern portal of the Simplon Tunnel and is served by two standard gauge lines. Another two metre gauge lines serve the physically adjacent Brig Bahnhofplatz railway station.

Brig
Squat, wide three-story building
The station building in 2017
LocationBahnhof 1
Brig
Switzerland
Coordinates46°19′10″N 07°59′17″E / 46.31944°N 7.98806°E / 46.31944; 7.98806Coordinates: 46°19′10″N 07°59′17″E / 46.31944°N 7.98806°E / 46.31944; 7.98806
Elevation671.7 m (2,204 ft)
Owned bySwiss Federal Railways
Line(s)
Train operators
Connections
History
Opened18 June 1878 (1878-06-18)
Services
Preceding station EuroCity Following station
Visp
towards Basel SBB
Basel to Milan Domodossola
Sion Geneva to Milan
Preceding station Swiss Federal Railways Following station
Visp
towards Basel SBB
InterCity
IC 6
Terminus
Visp
towards Romanshorn
InterCity
IC 8
Visp InterRegio
IR 90
Terminus InterRegio
Domodossola
Terminus
Preceding station BLS Following station
Lalden
towards Bern
RegioExpress
Lötschberger
Iselle di Trasquera
towards Domodossola
Preceding station RegionAlps Following station
Visp
towards St-Gingolph
Regio
Terminus
Visp
towards Monthey
Regio
Location
Brig is located in Switzerland
Brig
Brig
Location within Switzerland

HistoryEdit

Service to Brig began on 18 June 1878; it was at that time the eastern terminus of the Simplon Railway.[1] The opening of the Simplon Tunnel in 1906 extended the Simplon Railway southeast to Domodossola, in Italy.

Brig's other standard gauge line, the Lötschberg railway line, opened in 1913. It links Bern with Brig via the Lötschberg Pass, including the Lötschberg Tunnel. In 2007, this line was largely supplanted by the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA),[2] connecting (Bern and) Spiez with Visp, near Brig, via the Lötschberg Base Tunnel. Trains travelling along the NRLA line to Visp usually then continue on to Brig via the Simplon line.

ServicesEdit

The following services stop at Brig:[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Stockmar, Joseph (1920). Histoire du chemin de fer du Simplon (PDF) (in French). Librairie Payot & Cie, Lausanne und Genf. p. 29. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  2. ^ Swiss timetable 300.
  3. ^ "Abfahrt: Bahnhof Brig" (PDF). Swiss Federal Railways (in German). 15 December 2019. Retrieved 9 April 2020.

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 (2006). MGB Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (in German). 1. Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 3-89610-157-9.
  • 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. (in English)

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