Arosa (Rhaetian Railway station)

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Arosa
Bahnhf arosa.JPG
Arosa station in winter.
Location Tomelistrasse
7050 Arosa
Plessur, Graubünden
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°46′59″N 09°40′45″E / 46.78306°N 9.67917°E / 46.78306; 9.67917Coordinates: 46°46′59″N 09°40′45″E / 46.78306°N 9.67917°E / 46.78306; 9.67917
Elevation 1,739 m (5,705 ft)
Owned by Rhaetian Railway
Operated by Rhaetian Railway
Line(s) Chur - Arosa
Distance 25.681 km (15.957 mi)
from Chur
Platforms 2
Connections
History
Opened 12 December 1914 (1914-12-12)
Route map
KARTE rhb.png Arosa as shown on the Rhaetian Railway network.
Location
Arosa is located in Switzerland
Arosa
Arosa
Location within Switzerland

Arosa is a railway station on the Chur-Arosa line (the "Arosabahn") of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB). It is situated in the town and resort of Arosa, close by to the Obersee (one of the lakes in the vicinity).

The station is the upper terminus of the line and has a number of passenger facilities including a ticket office, shop and cafe.

A 299m long tunnel takes the line under part of Arosa as it ascends to the station. There is a large yard of freight/rolling stock sidings just beyond the station at the very end of the line, as well as a 2-road locomotive shed (essentially for shunters) at the lower end.

Arosa station in 2004

Weisshorn cable car[edit]

The base station of the cable car up the Aroser Weisshorn is situated very near to the station. Cable cars arrive/depart every 20 minutes during daytime for much of the year.[1]

Services[edit]

Hourly passenger services operate on this line (service "R4" on the Rhaetian network) to the city of Chur (where connections with other RhB routes, Postauto buses and SBB trains towards Zurich HB can be made at Chur station), calling at a number of places between. The route is shown as timetable 930 in the Swiss national timetables.[2]

Gallery[edit]

Preceding station   Rhätische Bahn   Following station
Terminus R4
R930
toward Chur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cable car timetables - Arosa-Weisshorn & Arosa-Hörnli
  2. ^ Timetable 930: Chur-Arosa-Chur

External links[edit]