Iselle di Trasquera railway station

Iselle di Trasquera railway station (Italian: Stazione di Iselle di Trasquera) serves the village of Iselle and municipality of Trasquera, in the region of Piedmont, northwestern Italy. Opened in 1906, the station is at the southern portal of the Simplon tunnel, on the Simplon line, between Brig, Switzerland and Domodossola, Italy. It is also the border station between Italy and Switzerland. All rail services to and from the station are operated by BLS AG, a Swiss company.

Iselle di Trasquera
Red train in front of yellow two-story building with hip roof
SBB train at the station in 2008
LocationTrasquera
Italy
Coordinates46°12′25.243″N 8°12′25.398″E / 46.20701194°N 8.20705500°E / 46.20701194; 8.20705500Coordinates: 46°12′25.243″N 8°12′25.398″E / 46.20701194°N 8.20705500°E / 46.20701194; 8.20705500
Elevation628 m (2,060 ft)
Owned byRete Ferroviaria Italiana
Line(s)Simplon line
Train operatorsBLS AG
ConnectionsLocal buses
History
Opened14 June 1906 (1906-06-14)
Services
Preceding station BLS Following station
Brig
towards Bern
RegioExpress
Lötschberger
Varzo
towards Domodossola
Location
Iselle di Trasquera is located in Piedmont
Iselle di Trasquera
Iselle di Trasquera
Location within Piedmont
Iselle di Trasquera is located in Northern Italy
Iselle di Trasquera
Iselle di Trasquera
Iselle di Trasquera (Northern Italy)
Iselle di Trasquera is located in Italy
Iselle di Trasquera
Iselle di Trasquera
Iselle di Trasquera (Italy)

LocationEdit

The station is situated at Via Stazione, immediately to the south of the southern portal of the Simplon Tunnel, which passes underneath the border between Switzerland and Italy.

The village of Iselle, which gave its name to the station, is about 1 km (0.62 mi) upstream on the river Diveria, towards the Simplon Pass.

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 1 June 1906, upon the inauguration of the Brig–Domodossola railway, including the Simplon tunnel.[1]

A monument in memory of the deceased workers of the Simplon Tunnel was erected on 29 May 1905.

Until 1929, the station was the point where locomotives were exchanged at the head of trains, because the Brig–Iselle section was operated by electric traction while trains on the Iselle–Domodossola section were powered by steam locomotives.

ServicesEdit

The following services stop at Iselle di Trasquera:[2][3]

GalleryEdit

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Alessandro Tuzza; et al. "Prospetto cronologico dei tratti di ferrovia aperti all'esercizio dal 1839 al 31 dicembre 1926" [Chronological overview of the features of the railways opened between 1839 and 31 December 1926]. Trenidicarta.it (in Italian). Alessandro Tuzza. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2011. External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ "Brig - Domodossola" (PDF) (in German). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Autoverlad Simplon Brig - Iselle (I)" (PDF) (in German). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 15 October 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  • Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz / Railatlas Suisse [Railway Atlas Switzerland]. Aachen: Schweers + Wall. 2004. ISBN 3-89494-122-7. (in German, French, Italian, and English)

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