S12 (ZVV)

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     S12 (ZVV)
An S12 train arrives at Brugg.
An S12 train arrives at Brugg, 2006.
Type S-Bahn
System Zürich S-Bahn
Status Operational
Locale Zürich, Switzerland
Termini Seuzach / Winterthur Seen
Website ZVV (English)
Operator(s) Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV)
Rolling stock Re 450 class
+ double-deck coaches
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The S12 is a regional railway line of the S-Bahn Zürich on the Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV), Zürich transportation network, and is one of the network's lines connecting the cantons of Zürich and Aargau.


Line S12 commences at Brugg station, in the canton of Aargau, and follows the Olten to Zurich line as far as the approaches to Zurich Hauptbahnhof station. Passing through the lower level platforms at this station, the line then passes through the Hirschengraben and Zürichberg tunnels, and Stettbach station, before joining the Zurich to Winterthur line.[1]

The S12 follows this line as far as Winterthur Hauptbahnhof station, running non-stop between Stettbach and Winterthur. At Winterthur, alternate trains take different routes, running either over the Tösstalbahn as far as Winterthur Seen station, or over the Winterthur to Etzwilen line as far as Seuzach station.[1]

Trains usually run every 30 minutes and the trip takes 75 minutes (Seuzach) or 69 minutes (Winterthur Seen), respectively. The alternation of trains to Seuzach and Winterthur Seen provides an hourly service to each terminus.


Common stations[edit]

Seuzach (alternate route)[edit]

Winterthur Seen (alternate route)[edit]

Rolling stock[edit]

Until February 2012 all services were operated by Re 450 class locomotives pushing or pulling double-deck passenger carriages. In February 2012 6 car RABe 511 units were introduced. These units are run in single formation (6 car) at off-peak periods and in double (12 car) formation during the peak.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats". ZVV. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to S-Bahn Zürich at Wikimedia Commons