S3 (ZVV)

The S3 is a regional railway service of the Zürich S-Bahn on the Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV), the Zürich transportation network.

S3 (ZVV)
Irgenhausen - Irgenhausen castrum IMG 5380.JPG
S3 service passing Irgenhausen towards Wetzikon in 2010
TypeS-Bahn service
SystemZürich S-Bahn
LocaleZürich, Switzerland
WebsiteZVV (in English)
Operator(s)Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV)
Rolling stockRe 450 class
+ double-deck coaches
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)


The core of the service links Wetzikon, in the east of the canton of Zürich, and Zürich Hardbrücke, in central Zürich. This core service runs via the Hinwil–Effretikon line, joining the Winterthur–Zürich line at Effretikon. It then runs via the Zürichberg Tunnel and stopping at Zürich Stadelhofen and Zurich Hauptbahnhof. During peak hours service continues north via the Oerlikon–Bülach railway to Bülach.[1]

The following stations are served:[2]


Up until December 2018, the S3 operated via the Zürich–Baden railway as far as Dietikon, instead of turning north to Bülach. Alternate trains continued further along the Zürich to Olten line, from Dietikon to Aarau, in the canton of Aargau.[3] An extended S11 replaced the S3 between Hardbrücke and Aarau.[4]

Rolling stockEdit

All services are operated by Re 450 class locomotives pushing or pulling double-deck passenger carriages.


Over the core route between Wetzikon and Hardbrücke, the normal frequency is one train every 30 minutes. A limited number of trains operate to and from Bülach during peak hours. A journey over the full length of the service takes 60 minutes.[2]


S3 service between Kempten (near Wetzikon) and Pfäffikon ZH.
S3 service between Illnau and Fehraltorf.
S3 service between Fehraltorf and Pfäffikon ZH in Winter.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Bülach–Zürich Hardbrücke–Zürich HB–Effretikon–Wetzikon" (PDF). 9 December 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Aarau–Lenzburg–Zürich HB–Effretikon–Wetzikon" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2014-09-01.
  4. ^ Feusi, Alois (4 December 2018). "Fahrplanwechsel: Die S-Bahn fährt bald im Viertelstundentakt zwischen Stadelhofen und Winterthur". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). ISSN 0376-6829. Retrieved 22 September 2019.

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