Biasca railway station

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Biasca
12 Biasca railway station 01.jpg
The frontage of Biasca railway station, with Autolinee Bleniesi and Autopostale buses
Station statistics
Address Via Bellinzona,
Biasca,
Canton of Ticino,
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°21′07″N 8°58′28″E / 46.35183°N 8.974435°E / 46.35183; 8.974435Coordinates: 46°21′07″N 8°58′28″E / 46.35183°N 8.974435°E / 46.35183; 8.974435
Elevation 292 m (958 ft) AMSL[1]
Line(s) Gotthard railway
Connections Autolinee Bleniesi bus services
Autopostale bus services
Distance 131.8 km (81.9 mi) from Immensee[1]
Other information
Owned by Swiss Federal Railways
Operator Swiss Federal Railways
Treni Regionali Ticino Lombardia
Services
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
toward Zürich Hbf
SBB-CFF-FFS
toward Locarno
toward Basel SBB
SBB-CFF-FFS
toward Locarno
toward Airolo
TILO
S10
toward Chiasso
Location
Biasca railway station is located in Switzerland
Biasca railway station
Biasca railway station (Switzerland)

Biasca is a railway station in the Swiss canton of Ticino and municipality of Biasca. The station is on the Swiss Federal Railways Gotthard railway, at the foot of the southern ramp up to the Gotthard Tunnel.[1][2]

The station is served by an hourly InterRegio train between Arth-Goldau and Locarno, most of which start from either Basel SBB or Zürich HB. It is also served by trains on line S10 of the Treni Regionali Ticino Lombardia (TILO), which operates hourly south of Biasca to Bellinzona, Lugano and Chiasso, with a few trains extending northwards to Airolo and southwards to Milan.[3][4]

The line through the Gotthard Base Tunnel will diverge from the existing line to the south of Biasca station, passing on the surface to the west of the town before entering the tunnel proper at Bodio.[1]

Between 1906 and 1973, Biasca was the junction for the metre gauge Biasca–Acquarossa railway to Acquarossa in the Valle di Blenio. Today it is served by buses of the Autopostale, who operate an hourly service from Bellinzona to Airolo that parallels the Gotthard railway, and Autolinee Bleniesi, who provide service to the Valle di Blenio.[1][5]

Gallery[edit]

Station platforms with a terminating S10 laying over 
Station yard with waterfall 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. p. 48. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  2. ^ Swiss Confederation. map.geo.admin.ch (Map). http://map.geo.admin.ch/?selectedNode=node_ch.swisstopo.swissboundaries3d-gemeinde-flaeche.fill1&Y=717928.5&X=134363&zoom=6&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-farbe&layers=ch.swisstopo.swissboundaries3d-gemeinde-flaeche.fill&layers_opacity=1&layers_visibility=true&lang=en. Retrieved 2012-09-23.
  3. ^ "Partenza Stazione di Biasca". Swiss Federal Railways. Retrieved 2012-09-23. 
  4. ^ "Airolo–Chiasso–Albate-Camerlata (Ferrovia Regionale TILO-Linea S10)" (in Italian). Canton of Ticino. Archived from the original on 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2012-09-25. 
  5. ^ "Schema di rete - Trasporti pubblici" [Network diagram - Public transport] (in Italian). Canton of Ticino. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 

External links[edit]

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