Göschenen railway station

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Göschenen
Göschenen Bahnhof.jpg
Göschenen station with MGB train at centre left, and SBB-CFF-FFS tracks at centre right.
Location Bahnhofplatz 1,
6487 Göschenen,
Canton of Uri,
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°39′56″N 08°35′19″E / 46.66556°N 8.58861°E / 46.66556; 8.58861Coordinates: 46°39′56″N 08°35′19″E / 46.66556°N 8.58861°E / 46.66556; 8.58861
Elevation 1,106 m (3,629 ft)[1]
Owned by Swiss Federal Railways
Operated by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB)
Line(s) Gotthard railway
Schöllenenbahn
Distance 70.5 km (43.8 mi) from Immensee[1]
3.75 km (2.33 mi)
from Andermatt
Connections Postautobuses
Local buses
History
Opened 1 June 1882 (1882-06-01)
Electrified 18 October 1920 (1920-10-18)
Services
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
toward Zürich Hbf
SBB-CFF-FFS
toward Locarno
toward Basel SBB
SBB-CFF-FFS
toward Locarno
toward Visp
Regional services
Swiss timetable 142
Terminus
Location
Göschenen railway station
Göschenen railway station
Göschenen railway station
Göschenen railway station (Switzerland)
Göschenen railway station with Gotthard tunnel in the background

Göschenen is a railway station in the Swiss canton of Uri and municipality of Göschenen. Situated on the Gotthard railway, at the northern mouth of the Gotthard Tunnel, the station is also the junction point with the Schöllenenbahn.[1][2]

The Gotthard railway connects Göschenen via Immensee with Zürich in the north, and via the Gotthard Rail Tunnel and Chiasso with Milan in the south. This very heavily trafficked standard gauge line is operated by the Swiss Federal Railways.[3]

The Schöllenenbahn, a very short metre gauge branch line, operates between Göschenen and Andermatt, just 3.75 kilometres (2.33 mi) to the south. It is operated by the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB), and connects the Gotthard railway with southern Switzerland's metre gauge railway network.[4]

The station is served by an hourly InterRegio train between Locarno and Arth-Goldau, which continues alternately either to Basel SBB or to Zürich HB, and by two trains per hour on the Schöllenenbahn.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. p. 34. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  2. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 
  3. ^ Moser, Beat; Pfeiffer, Peter (2004). SBB Gotthardbahn (in German). Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 3-89610-121-8. 
  4. ^ Moser, Beat; Jossi, Urs (2007). MGB Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (in German). 2. Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany: Eisenbahn-Journal (Verlagsgruppe Bahn GmbH). ISBN 978-3-89610-175-4. 
  5. ^ "Abfahrt Bahnhof Göschenen" (PDF). Swiss Federal Railways. Retrieved 2012-09-27. 

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