|Line number:||303 01 (ÖBB)|
|Voltage:||15 kV 16,7 Hz ~ AC|
The Feldkirch–Buchs railway is an electrified single track railway line that links Austria and Switzerland passing through Liechtenstein. Owned by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), it represents the only railway line of Liechtenstein.
The line opened in 1872, during the opening period of the Vorarlberg Railway, and was electrified in 1926. It is served by some pairs of regional trains and buses and by some international trains (EuroCity, InterCity, and Railjets) that haven't stops between Feldkirch and Buchs.
In June 2008 the Canton of St. Gallen, the Federal State of Vorarlberg and the Principality of Liechtenstein signed an agreement for a project to upgrade the line (and the surrounding ones) and to increase the rail traffic. The project, named "S-Bahn FL.A.CH", should be realized in 2015 and is estimated that it will cost €50 million.
||Feldkirch town center||Austria|
||Altenstadt quarter in Feldkirch||Austria|
||Gisingen quarter in Feldkirch||Austria|
||Tisis quarter in Feldkirch||Austria|
||Schaanwald, a civil parish of Mauren||Liechtenstein|
||Nendeln, a civil parish of Eschen||Liechtenstein|
|Schaan Forst Hilti||
||North of Schaan, close to the Hilti AG||Liechtenstein|
||Schaan, 3.5 km from Vaduz||Liechtenstein|
||Buchs town center||Switzerland|
The bridge over the Rhine between Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Notes and references
- (German) A timetable scheduled on ÖBB official website
- Also written FLACH, from the vehicle registration codes of Liechtenstein (FL), Austria (A) and Switzerland (CH)
- (German) Pictures and information about the FL.A.CH project
- The second track is not used for passenger trains
- (German) S-Bahn FL.A.CH project