Chur Altstadt railway station

Chur Altstadt railway station is a small railway station (essentially a street halt) on the Chur–Arosa railway (the "Arosabahn") of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB). It is situated near the old town (Altstadt) of Chur, on Plessurquai by the Plessur river, less than a kilometre (0.76 km) from the main railway station of the city. It was called Chur Stadt railway station until 8 December 2018.

Chur Altstadt
Shelter on street-side platform next to river
The halt in 2010 with St Martin's Church behind and the Cathedral further to the right
General information
Coordinates46°50′51.014″N 9°31′52.140″E / 46.84750389°N 9.53115000°E / 46.84750389; 9.53115000
Elevation595 m (1,952 ft)
Owned byRhaetian Railway (since 1942); Chur-Arosa-Bahn (1914-1942)
Line(s)Chur–Arosa line
Distance0.762 kilometres (0.473 mi) from Chur
Train operatorsRhaetian Railway
ConnectionsPostauto and local buses
Opened12 December 1914 (1914-12-12)
Previous namesChur Stadt (until 2018)
Preceding station Rhaetian Railway Following station
RE 6 Langwies GR
towards Arosa
R 16 Lüen-Castiel
towards Arosa

The halt is closer to the shops, bars and attractions of the old town than the main station. A number of local[1] and Postauto (see below) bus services converge at Malteser, located nearby where Grabenstrasse and Engadinstrasse converge. A footbridge ("Praximerbrüggli") connects the halt with Lindenquai, on the other side of the river.

A train for Arosa pulls into the halt

Stadtbahn edit

Chur stadtbahn (Engadinstrasse)
Chur Sand depot; the Plessur and main running line are on the left

The Chur stadtbahn ("town railway") is the part of the RhB line from Chur to Arosa which passes through the centre of the city of Chur, with on-street running. The line starts on Bahnhofplatz, in front of the main railway station, where that station's platforms for the Arosa line are. The line runs along Engadinstrasse from the Bahnhofplatz to the old town, where it then runs briefly along Grabenstrasse and then alongside the Plessur river on Plessurquai ("Plessur Quay"). After Chur Altstadt station, the line continues to run on the road alongside the river, heading up into the suburb of Sand and along Sandstrasse, which is the location of a compact permanent way depot ("Chur Sand") at 1.42 km from the beginning of the line. Shortly after Sand, at Sassal (where there was once a small station on the line, now not used) the line diverges from the road, which crosses the Plessau, and begins its mountainous assent via the Sassal tunnels.

Postauto connection edit

Postauto bus services 90.001 (to Tamins and Rhäzüns),[2] 90.041 (to Peist),[3] 90.042 (to Tschiertschen),[4] and 90.181/182 (to Lenzerheide, Tiefencastel, Bivio and St. Moritz)[5][6] call at the nearby Malteser bus stop.

Services edit

As of the December 2023 timetable change, the following services stop at Chur Altstadt:[7]

Gallery edit

References edit

  1. ^ Chur town bus services
  2. ^ Postauto 90.001 timetable
  3. ^ Postauto 90.041 timetable
  4. ^ Postauto 90.042 timetable
  5. ^ Postauto 90.181 timetable
  6. ^ Postauto 90.182 timetable
  7. ^ "Chur - Arosa" (PDF) (in German). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 13 October 2023. Retrieved 16 December 2023.

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