Brünig-Hasliberg railway station

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Brünig-Hasliberg
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Location Brünigstrasse
Meiringen, Bern
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°45′27″N 8°08′17″E / 46.757482°N 8.138187°E / 46.757482; 8.138187Coordinates: 46°45′27″N 8°08′17″E / 46.757482°N 8.138187°E / 46.757482; 8.138187
Elevation 1,002 m (3,287 ft)
Operated by Zentralbahn
Line(s) Brünig line (Zentralbahn)
Connections PostBus Switzerland
Location
Brünig-Hasliberg is located in Switzerland
Brünig-Hasliberg
Brünig-Hasliberg
Location within Switzerland

Brünig-Hasliberg is a Swiss railway station located at the highest point of the Brünig Pass. It is on the Brünig line, owned by the Zentralbahn, that links Interlaken and Lucerne. The station takes its name from the name of the pass, and the resort area of Hasliberg, which lies to its east. It provides an interchange with a route of PostBus Switzerland, which operates between Brienz and Hasliberg, via the station. The station is one end of a popular hiking trail to and from the summit station of the Brienz–Rothorn railway.[1][2][3][4]

Politically, the station is in the municipality of Meiringen in the canton of Bern, albeit 5 km (3.1 mi) horizontally and 400 m (1,300 ft) vertically from the village of Meiringen. The border with the canton of Obwalden lies just to the Lucerne side of the station.[1]

The station was opened in 1888 by the Jura–Bern–Lucerne Railway, along with the rest of the central section of the Brünig line between Brienz and Alpnachstad stations. Initially onward journeys to Interlaken and Lucerne were accomplished by boat and the through rail route was not completed until 1916. Trains were hauled by steam locomotives until the early 1940s, when the line was electrified. Ownership of the station was transferred to the Swiss Federal Railway in 1903, and to the Zentralbahn in 2004.[5]

The station is situated alongside the road through the pass, and the station building and bus terminal lie between the tracks and the road. The approach tracks to the station on either side of the pass climb steeply, and are single track equipped with rack rails. The station itself has three tracks, which are not equipped with rack rails. All trains operating through the station are equipped to work using both rack and adhesion equipment.[1][2]

The station is served by the following passenger trains:[6]

Operator Train Type Route Typical Frequency Notes
Zentralbahn InterRegio Interlaken Ost - Brienz - Meiringen - Brünig-Hasliberg - Lungern - Kaiserstuhl OW - Giswil - Sarnen - Alpnach Dorf - Hergiswil - Lucerne 1 per hour

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  1. ^ a b c map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. p. 33. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  3. ^ "Brienz–Ballenberg–Brienzwiler–Brünig–HaslibergReuti (Hasliberg-Linie)" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  4. ^ "Brünigpass". Hiking in Switzerland. SwitzerlandMobility. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Die Geschichte der Zentralbahn" (in German). Zentralbahn. Archived from the original on 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2016-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Luzern–Brünig–Interlaken" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2013-01-07.