Winterthur–Bülach–Koblenz railway

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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.

Winterthur–Bülach–Koblenz
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Kaiserstuhl station
Overview
LocaleSwitzerland
TerminiWinterthur, Canton of Zurich
Koblenz, Aargau
Operation
OpenedAugust 1876
OwnerSwiss Federal Railways
Technical
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Route diagram

km
0.0
Winterthur Hauptbahnhof
438.8 m
1.72
Winterthur-Töss
435.2 m
Töss
3.39
Nägelsee siding
4.68
Winterthur-Wülflingen
422.0 m
7.58
Pfungen-Neftenbach
412.2 m
12.32
Embrach-Rorbas
315.9 m
Wildbach (93 m)
Dättenberg (1800 m)
Etterbühl (125 m)
16.26
Bülach
315.9 m
19.40
Glattfelden
409.8 m
22.25
Eglisau
390.1 m
Glatt (93 m)
26.16
Zweidlen
368.2 m
29.36
Weiach-Kaiserstuhl
368.2 m
Kaiserstuhl AG
Rümlikon
35.33
Rümikon-Mellikon
351.2
Mellikon
38.11
Rekingen
338.2 m
41.40
Bad Zurzach
338.8 m
43.39
Rietheim
333.3 m
Koblenz Dorf
ab 1997
Waldshut to Turgi via Koblenz line from Waldshut
48.38
Koblenz
320.3 m
Source: Swiss railway atlas[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz (Swiss railway atlas). Schweers + Wall. 2012. pp. 4–5. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.
  2. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  3. ^ "S-Bahnen Aargau" (PDF). SBB. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  4. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Deutschland. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2009. pp. 110–111. ISBN 978-3-89494-139-0.

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