Rail transport in Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein's one railway line is operated by Austrian Federal Railways. As such, it represents an exception to the more usual Liechtenstein practice of co-operating closely with Switzerland, as in the case of the principality's use of the Swiss franc as its currency and its membership of a common customs area with its western neighbour. The railway carries international services between Austria and Switzerland, most of which run non-stop through the principality, although a number of local stopping trains do call at three of the four stations located in Liechtenstein.
The rail system of Liechtenstein is small, consisting of one line connecting Austria and Switzerland through Liechtenstein of 9.5 km (5.9 mi). This line links Feldkirch, Austria, and Buchs, Switzerland. It is electrified using the standard system used in both Austria and Switzerland (15 kV with overhead wiring).
Liechtenstein has only four railway stations on the Feldkirch-Buchs line:
- Schaan-Vaduz (located in Schaan, also serving Vaduz)
- Forst Hilti (located at the headquarters of Hilti, in the northern suburb of Schaan)
- Nendeln (located in Nendeln, a civil parish of Eschen)
- Schaanwald (located in Schaanwald, a civil parish of Mauren)
These stations are served by a limited number of stopping services between Feldkirch, Austria and Buchs, Switzerland: four to five trains each way in the early morning and late afternoon on Mondays to Fridays only. Whilst EuroCity and other long-distance international trains also make use of the route, they do not call at the stations in Liechtenstein. According to the 2017 ÖBB timetable, the stopping train service no longer stops at Schaanwald.
- "2017 ÖBB timetable" (PDF). oebb.at. Retrieved 2017-10-04.