Dietikon railway station

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Dietikon
Dietikon - Bahnhof 2012-03-10 15-56-43 (P7000).JPG
The current station building
Station statistics
Address Bahnhofplatz,
Dietikon,
Canton of Zurich,
Switzerland
Coordinates 47°24′18″N 8°24′21″E / 47.404899°N 8.405904°E / 47.404899; 8.405904Coordinates: 47°24′18″N 8°24′21″E / 47.404899°N 8.405904°E / 47.404899; 8.405904
Elevation 388 m (1,273 ft)
Line(s) Zurich–Olten line
Bremgarten–Dietikon line
Platforms 7
Other information
Opened 1847
Rebuilt 1860s and 1970s
Owned by Swiss Federal Railways
Operator Swiss Federal Railways
BDWM Transport
Services
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
Zurich Altstetten   InterRegio
Zurich Airport to Basle
  Baden
Glanzenberg   Zurich S-Bahn
S3 service
  Killwangen-Spreitenbach
Glanzenberg   Zurich S-Bahn
S12 line
  Killwangen-Spreitenbach
Terminus   Zurich S-Bahn
S17 line
  Dietikon Schöneggstrasse
Location
Dietikon railway station is located in Switzerland
Dietikon railway station
Dietikon railway station (Switzerland)

Dietikon railway station is a railway station in Switzerland, situated in the canton of Zurich and the city of Dietikon. The station is located on the Swiss Federal Railway's Zurich to Olten main line and is also the terminus of the metre gauge Bremgarten–Dietikon railway (BD).[1][2]

The station is served by Zurich S-Bahn lines S3 and S12 and some long distance trains on the main line, and by S-Bahn line S17 on the BD.[3]

History[edit]

The first station on the site was built by the Swiss Northern Railway in 1847, as part of their pioneering line from Zurich to Baden, and hence was one of the first railway stations in Switzerland. The original station building was constructed on the northern side of the railway line and still exists, albeit now used as a rail enthusiasts' club.[4]

The original station was replaced in the 1860s by a new building on the southern, city centre, side of the line. This in turn was replaced in the 1970s by the current large station building on the same side of the line.[4]

Operation[edit]

The station has five through platforms on the main line, and two terminal platforms on the Bremgarten–Dietikon railway. Whilst the Bremgarten–Dietikon terminal platforms are alongside their main line equivalents, trains approach them via street running track through the centre of Dietikon and across the station frontage. Also in the station frontage is a large covered bus station, used by local and regional bus services.

For most of the day, line S3 provides 2 train per hour (tph) to Zurich and Wetzikon and 1 tph to Lenzburg and Aarau. Line S12 provides 2 tph to Zurich and Winterthur and 2 tph to Baden and Brugg. Line S17 provides 2 tph to Wohlen, with an additional 2 tph as far as Bremgarten on weekdays only. Additionally there is a single InterRegio train per hour between Zurich Airport and Basel SBB that bypasses Zurich Hauptbahnhof but calls at Dietikon in both directions.[5]

Gallery[edit]

The original 1847 station building 
A BD train in that line's terminal platform, with main line to left 
A BD train approaching the station 
The bus station with BD train in the background 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss Confederation. map.geo.admin.ch (Map). http://map.geo.admin.ch/?selectedNode=node_ch.swisstopo.gg25-gemeinde-flaeche.fill1&Y=673075&X=250990&zoom=7&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo.pixelkarte-farbe&layers=ch.swisstopo.gg25-gemeinde-flaeche.fill&layers_opacity=1&layers_visibility=true&lang=en. Retrieved 2011-11-23.
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  3. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats". ZVV. Retrieved 2011-11-04. 
  4. ^ a b Stutz, Werner (1983). Bahnhöfe der Schweiz, von den Anfängen bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg [Stations of Switzerland, from its origins to the First World War] (in German). Zurich: Orell Füssli. 
  5. ^ "Departure Bahnhof Dietikon". BDWM Transport AG. 2010-12-12. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 

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