La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station

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La Chaux-de-Fonds
Transports Régionaux Neuchâtelois - 7 - 01.jpg
TRN BDe 4/4 7 arrives in La Chaux-de-Fonds, 2011.
Location Place de la Gare
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Coordinates 47°05′55″N 06°49′32″E / 47.09861°N 6.82556°E / 47.09861; 6.82556Coordinates: 47°05′55″N 06°49′32″E / 47.09861°N 6.82556°E / 47.09861; 6.82556
Elevation 994 m above the sea
Owned by SBB-CFF-FFS
Operated by SBB-CFF-FFS
TER Franche-Comté
Chemins de fer du Jura
Transports Régionaux Neuchâtelois
Line(s) Morteau–La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds–Neuchâtel
La Chaux-de-Fonds–Biel/Bienne
La Chaux-de-Fonds–Saignelégier
La Chaux-de-Fonds–Les Ponts-de-Martel
Distance 29.49 km (18.32 mi)
from Neuchâtel
Platforms 3
History
Opened 2 July 1857 (1857-07-02)
Location
La Chaux-de-Fonds is located in Switzerland
La Chaux-de-Fonds
La Chaux-de-Fonds
Location within Switzerland

La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station (French: Gare de La Chaux-de-Fonds) serves the municipality of La Chaux-de-Fonds, in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Opened in 1857, the station is owned and operated by SBB-CFF-FFS. It forms the junction between three SBB-CFF-FFS standard gauge lines: from Morteau in France (via Le Locle-Col des Roches), from Neuchâtel and from Biel/Bienne.

The station also offers interchange with two metre gauge lines: the Chemins de fer du Jura (CJ) line to Saignelégier and the Transports Régionaux Neuchâtelois (TRN) line to Les Ponts-de-Martel.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 2 July 1857, together with the rest of the initial, 7 km (4.3 mi) long, La-Chaux-de-Fonds–Le Lochle section of the La Chaux-de-Fonds–Neuchâtel railway. This railway was constructed by the Compagnie du Jura industriel, to link the watchmaking industry in the Watch valley of the Neuchâtel Jura with the cantonal capital of Neuchâtel.

Location[edit]

La Chaux-de-Fonds railway station is situated at Place de la Gare, right in the centre of the city.

Rail traffic[edit]

Long distance[edit]

A number of SBB-CFF-FFS long distance services call at La Chaux-de-Fonds.

TER Franche-Comté[edit]

The station is also served by the following TER Franche-Comté line:

Metre gauge[edit]

The two metre gauge lines provide services to and from Saignelégier and Les Ponts-de-Martel, respectively.

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
TER Franche-Comté 10 Terminus

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Transport in La Chaux-de-Fonds at Wikimedia Commons

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