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.
|Elevation||628 m (2,060 ft)|
|Owned by||Rete Ferroviaria Italiana|
|Train operators||BLS AG|
|Opened||14 June 1906|
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 station was opened on 1 June 1906, upon the inauguration of the Brig–Domodossola railway, including the Simplon tunnel.
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.
- 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
- "Brig - Domodossola" (PDF) (in German). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
- "Autoverlad Simplon Brig - Iselle (I)" (PDF) (in German). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 15 October 2019. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
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