Andermatt railway station

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Andermatt
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A regional train at Andermatt station
Station statistics
Address Bahnhofstrasse 2
6490 Andermatt
Uri
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°38′13″N 08°35′37″E / 46.63694°N 8.59361°E / 46.63694; 8.59361Coordinates: 46°38′13″N 08°35′37″E / 46.63694°N 8.59361°E / 46.63694; 8.59361
Elevation 1,435.7 m (4,710 ft)
Line(s) Brig - Disentis/Mustér
Distance 67.94 km (42.22 mi)
from Brig
Platforms 3
Other information
Opened 12 July 1917 (1917-07-12)
Electrified 12 July 1917 (1917-07-12) (1,200 V DC)
29 May 1941 (1941-05-29) (11 kV AC)
Owned by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Operator Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Location
Andermatt railway station is located in Switzerland
Andermatt railway station
Location within Switzerland

Andermatt railway station is an important railway junction on the metre gauge Furka Oberalp Bahn (FO). It serves the municipality of Andermatt, in the Canton of Uri, Switzerland. Since 2003, the FO, including Andermatt station and the lines and trains serving it, has been owned and operated by the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB).

Andermatt is connected, via the Furka Pass, with Brig and Visp in the Canton of Valais, and, via the Oberalp Pass, with the western terminus of the Rhaetian Railway at Disentis/Mustér, in the Canton of Graubünden. There is also a very short branch line, the Schöllenenbahn, between Andermatt and Göschenen, at the northern end of the standard gauge St. Gotthard Tunnel.

The station currently has three platforms in use.

Rail services to Andermatt[edit]

Every day, several Glacier Express trains stop at Andermatt in each direction.[1]

On each of the lines serving Andermatt, the MGB also operates regional services at hourly intervals.[2] Additionally, the MGB operates frequent car shuttle trains between Andermatt and Sedrun, via the Oberalp Pass.[3]

Preceding station   Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn   Following station
toward Zermatt
Glacier Express
Swiss timetable 144
toward Visp
Regional services
Swiss timetable 142
Terminus
Terminus Regional services
Swiss timetable 143
Terminus Oberalp car shuttle train
Swiss timetable 1983
Terminus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss timetable 144.
  2. ^ Swiss timetables 142 and 143.
  3. ^ Swiss timetable 1983.

Further reading[edit]

  • Moser, Beat; Börret, Ralph; Küstner, Thomas (2005). Glacier Express: Von St. Moritz nach Zermatt. Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 3-89610-057-2.  (German)
  • Moser, Beat; Jossi, Urs (2007). MGB Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn 2. Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 978-3-89610-175-4.  (German)
  • "Official timetable of Switzerland". Bundesamt für Verkehr.  (English)

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