Lausanne railway station

Lausanne railway station (French: Gare de Lausanne) Is the main intercity and regional railway station for the city of Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. It is often known as Lausanne CFF to distinguish it from others in the town.

Lausanne
Central pass-through railway station
Art Nouveau-style building
The main (north) entrance to the station in 2011
General information
LocationPlace de la Gare 5a
Lausanne
Switzerland
Coordinates46°31′0.4254″N 6°37′44.7450″E / 46.516784833°N 6.629095833°E / 46.516784833; 6.629095833Coordinates: 46°31′0.4254″N 6°37′44.7450″E / 46.516784833°N 6.629095833°E / 46.516784833; 6.629095833
Elevation447 m (1,467 ft)
Owned bySwiss Federal Railways
Line(s)
Platforms5
Tracks10
Train operators
ConnectionsTransports publics de la région lausannoise buses[1]
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Other information
Fare zone11 (mobilis)[2]
History
Opened5 May 1856 (1856-05-05)
Rebuilt
  • 1911–1916 (total reconstruction)
  • 1992–1996
Passengers
2018102,500 per working day[3]
Services
Preceding station EuroCity Following station
Genève-Cornavin
Terminus
Geneva to Milan Sion
Preceding station SBB logo simplified.svg Swiss Federal Railways Following station
Genève-Cornavin InterCity
IC 1
Fribourg
towards St. Gallen
Terminus InterCity
IC 5
Yverdon-les-Bains
Morges InterRegio
IR 15
Palézieux
towards Lucerne
InterRegio
IR 90
Vevey
towards Brig
Renens VD
towards Annemasse
RegioExpress
Vevey
towards St-Maurice
Renens VD
Terminus
RegioExpress
Limited service
Cully
towards St-Maurice
Preceding station RER Vaud Following station
Prilly-Malley
towards Grandson
S1 Terminus
Prilly-Malley
towards Vallorbe
S2 Pully
towards St-Maurice
Prilly-Malley
towards Allaman
S3 Terminus
Renens VD
towards Allaman
S4 Pully-Nord
towards Romont
Renens VD
towards Grandson
S5 Pully
towards St-Maurice
Terminus S6 Pully-Nord
towards Palézieux
S9 Puidoux
towards Kerzers
Renens VD
towards Le Brassus via Vallorbe
S22 Terminus
Preceding station TGV Lyria - logo officiel 2017.svg TGV Lyria Following station
Vallorbe
towards Paris-Lyon
Paris to Lausanne Terminus
Genève-Cornavin
towards Paris-Lyon
Preceding station Logo Métro Lausanne.svg Lausanne Métro Following station
Grancy M2
transfer at Lausanne-Gare
Lausanne-Flon
towards Croisettes
Location

DescriptionEdit

Lausanne is a through station, which sits at the junction of the Simplon, Lausanne–Bern, and Lausanne–Geneva railway lines.[4] Due to this, express passenger trains are available to a wide variety of destinations across the country.

Passenger trains are primarily run by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS), with additional international trains run by companies from neighbouring France (TGV Lyria).

There is also a network of local services from Lausanne, primarily as part of the RER Vaud, and platforms for line 2 of the Lausanne Métro. The metro station, Lausanne-Gare, was opened on 27 October 2008.[5]

Passenger facilities include Bureau de change, left luggage and lost property offices.[6]

DevelopmentsEdit

Significant improvements are planned for the station by 2020. A third subway is to be constructed for platform access, along with longer platforms to allow larger trains.[7] A new tunnel is also to be built for the Lausanne Métro directly underneath the Renens (West) end of the main line station, with new métro platforms directly connected to the subway, removing the need for some métro passengers to cross the square in front of the station.[7]

ServicesEdit

As of the December 2020 timetable change, the following services call at Lausanne:[8]

PRODES EA 2035Edit

As part of the strategic development program for rail infrastructure (PRODES), the Confederation and SBB are focusing on customer orientation and economical management of resources.

By 2040, nearly two million people will travel by rail every day, 50% more than today. In rail freight, the Confederation also expects traffic to increase by around 45%. The Swiss rail network will have to continue to meet customer needs: interesting connections, punctual trains, affordable tickets. SBB is committed to the sustainable development of public transport and takes on this responsibility vis-à-vis Switzerland.

Predicted ServicesEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plan de réseau schématique" (PDF) (in French). tl. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Plan de zones tarifaires" (PDF). Mobilis Vaud. December 2019. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Passagierfrequenz". Swiss Federal Railways. September 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  4. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Cologne: Schweers + Wall. 2012. pp. 70–71. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.
  5. ^ Schwandl, Robert. "Lausanne". urbanrail.
  6. ^ "Lausanne Train Station: Gare de Lausanne CFF Station, Schedule Information from Rail Europe". Rail Europe, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  7. ^ a b "Métros 2025" (PDF). Canton of Vaud. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Départ: Gare de Lausanne" (PDF). Swiss Federal Railways (in French). 12 December 2021. Retrieved 26 December 2021.
  9. ^ "STEP ES 2035 | SBB". company.sbb.ch. Retrieved 2021-12-12.

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