The Winterthur–Bülach–Koblenz railway line is a railway line in Switzerland. It links the city of Winterthur in the canton of Zurich with the municipality of Koblenz in the canton of Aargau. The line was opened in August 1876 by the Swiss Northeastern Railway (NOB), and is now owned by the Swiss Federal Railways.
|Termini||Winterthur, Canton of Zurich|
|Owner||Swiss Federal Railways|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
Today the line is served throughout by Zurich S-Bahn lines S41, which continues beyond Koblenz to the German town of Waldshut. The midsection of the line, between Bülach and Eglisau also carries Zurich S-Bahn lines S5 and S22, together with long distance passenger trains between Zurich and Schaffhausen. At the Koblenz end of the line, alternate trains on Aargau S-Bahn line S27 from Baden run through to Bad Zurzach.
There is also some freight traffic on the line, including through freight between Germany and the Gotthard line over the Bülach to Eglisau section. On the rest of the line, a container terminal is served at Rekingen and a gravel mine at Zweidlen station. In addition there are several trains, principally fuel trains operating to the fuel depot at Glattbrugg station, that route from Basel to Koblenz and then use this route to bypass Zurich.
The line is constructed to standard gauge and is electrified using the Swiss standard of 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC supplied by overhead line. Most of the line is of single track with passing loops, but the busier section between Bülach and Eglisau is double tracked.
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