Bern–Schwarzenburg railway

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Bern–Schwarzenburg railway
Overview
Native nameBern-Schwarzenburg-Bahn
TerminiBern
Schwarzenburg
Line number306
Technical
Line length20.75 km (12.89 mi)
Number of tracks1 or 2
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification15 kV/16.7 Hz AC overhead catenary
Maximum incline3.5%
Route map

km
0.12
Bern
540 m
Donnerbühl (401 m)
2.18
Bern Weyermannshaus Spw.
551 m
2.54
Holligen
551 m
2.54
3.12
Bern Europaplatz
(Ausserholligen GBS until 2014 )
546 m
3.52
Bern Fischermätteli
551 m
3.52
5.00
Liebefeld
563 m
5.71
Köniz
572 m
7.80
Moos
628 m
8.87
Gasel
650 m
10.89
Niederscherli
656 m
Scherligraben
45 m
12.82
Mittelhäusern
669 m
Schwarzwasser
180 m
14.66
Schwarzwasserbrücke
645 m
17.83
Lanzenhäusern
741 m
20.87
Schwarzenburg
792 m
Source: Swiss railway atlas[1]
Share certificate issued with a face value of 250 francs of the Bern-Schwarzenburg-Bahn of 28 September 1907

The Bern–Schwarzenburg railway is a railway in Switzerland. It was built by the Bern-Schwarzenburg-Bahn (Bern-Schwarzenburg Railway, BSB). It was opened on 1 June 1907 between Bern and Schwarzenburg.

A train derailed in Ausserholligen station on 28 June 1916 and a carriage and overturned; one passenger died and 20 were injured.[2]

The railway company merged on 1 January 1944 with the Gürbetalbahn (GTB) to form the Gürbetal-Bern-Schwarzenburg-Bahn (GBS), which continued the operation of the BSB line.

The GBS was then part of an operating group led by the Bern–Lötschberg–Simplon railway (Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon-Bahn, BLS). The four group companies merged in 1997 to form the BLS Lötschberg Railway, which in turn merged with the Regionalverkehr Mittelland (RM) in 2006 to form BLS AG, which now owns the former BSB line.

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz (Swiss railway atlas). Schweers + Wall. 2012. pp. 19, 31, 66. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.
  2. ^ Manhart, Marcel. "Liste der schwersten Bahnunfälle in der Schweiz bis Mai 2006 von SBB Historic" (in German). Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2018.

Sources[edit]

  • Wägli, Hans G. (2010). Schienennetz Schweiz und Bahnprofil Schweiz CH+ (in German). Zürich: AS Verlag. ISBN 978-3-909111-74-9.