Delémont railway station

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Delémont
Gare CFF Delémont.jpg
The station building and the Fontaine de l'Europe, 2011.
Location Place de la Gare 13
2800 Delémont
Delémont, Jura
Switzerland
Coordinates 47°21′44″N 07°21′00″E / 47.36222°N 7.35000°E / 47.36222; 7.35000Coordinates: 47°21′44″N 07°21′00″E / 47.36222°N 7.35000°E / 47.36222; 7.35000
Elevation 413 m above the sea
Owned by SBB-CFF-FFS
Operated by SBB-CFF-FFS
Line(s) Basel SBB–Biel/Bienne
Delémont–Delle
Distance 84.6 km (52.6 mi)
from Olten
Platforms 5
History
Opened 23 September 1875 (1875-09-23)
Location
Delémont is located in Switzerland
Delémont
Delémont
Location within Switzerland

Delémont railway station (French: Gare de Delémont) serves the municipality of Delémont, the capital city of the Canton of Jura, Switzerland. Opened in 1875, the station is owned and operated by SBB-CFF-FFS. It forms part of the Jura railway (Basel SBB–Biel/Bienne), and is also the junction for the Delémont–Delle railway, a cross-border link with France.

The Delémont roundhouse, located within the station yard, is listed as a Swiss heritage site of national significance (class A).[1]

History[edit]

The station was opened on 23 September 1875, together with the rest of the Basel–Delémont section of the Jura railway. Just over a year later, on 15 October 1876, the station became a junction, when the Delémont–Glovelier section of the Delémont–Delle railway was opened. During World War II, the railway station was accidentally bombed on 8 September 1944 by the Allies, injuring a number of railway employees.[2]

Location[edit]

Delémont railway station is situated on the southwestern edge of the city centre.

Facilities[edit]

The station offers a number of services, such as ticket sales, Western Union, café, kiosk, and shops.

Rail traffic[edit]

Long distance[edit]

The following long distance services call at Delémont:

Basel Regional S-Bahn[edit]

The station is also served by the following Basel Regional S-Bahn line:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kantonsliste A-Objekte" [Canton list class A]. KGS Inventar (in German). Federal Office of Civil Protection. 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ volldampf.ch

External links[edit]

Media related to Delémont railway station at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the French-language version as at November 2011.