Lake Line

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Lake Line
High Rhine Railway from Basel,
line from ZürichBülachJestetten S 22 (Zürich)
and Rheinfall line
from Winterthur S 16S 3 (Zürich)
48,7
Schaffhausen
terminus of S 33
404 m AMSL
Branch-off point for
the line to ThayngenSingen S 16S 22
Emmersberg Tunnel
761 m
Rhine Bridge at Feuerthalen
262 m
46,9
Feuerthalen
409 m AMSL
45,3
Langwiesen
409 m AMSL
43,2
Schlatt
404 m AMSL
39,8
St. Katharinental
Deisslibach Bridge
94 m
38,1
Diessenhofen
413 m AMSL
35,6
Schlattingen
426 m AMSL
31,8
31,8
Etzwilen
438 m AMSL
Goods line to Ramsen–(Singen),
closed to passenger traffic
34,8
Stein am Rhein
terminus S 29
413 m AMSL
36,9
Eschenz
417 m AMSL
39,8
Mammern
412 m AMSL
45,6
Steckborn
404 m AMSL
48,9
Berlingen
403 m AMSL
51,3
Mannenbach-Salenstein
399 m AMSL
54,0
Ermatingen
402 m AMSL
56,0
Triboltingen
57,8
Tägerwilen-Gottlieben
formerly Tägerwilen SBB
403 m AMSL
Line from Weinfelden
60,7
Kreuzlingen
403 m AMSL
Line to Konstanz
61,8
100,2
Kreuzlingen Hafen
402 m AMSL
40,7
Kreuzlingen
403 m AMSL
Line to Kreuzlingen Hafen–Romanshorn
Swiss/German border
42,0
Konstanz
405 m ü. NN
Junction with the Upper Rhine Railway
101,3
Konstanz
398 m AMSL
German/Swiss border
Line from Schaffhausen–Kreuzlingen
100,2
Kreuzlingen Hafen
402 m AMSL
100,2
Kreuzlingen Hafen
402 m AMSL
98,9
Kurzrickenbach Seepark
97,5
Bottighofen
405 m AMSL
96,2
MünsterlingenScherzingen
405 m AMSL
95,5
Münsterlingen Spital
94,5
Landschlacht
92,9
Altnau
409 m AMSL
90,5
Güttingen
410 m AMSL
88,1
Kesswil
405 m AMSL
86,1
Uttwil
406 m AMSL
82,1
Romanshorn
398 m AMSL
Line to AmriswilWeinfeldenZürich
Bypass line from AmriswilWeinfelden
Line to RoggwilSt. Gallen
84,7
Egnach
401 m AMSL
90,2
Arbon
398 m AMSL
93,4
Horn
402 m AMSL
96,3
Rorschach Hafen
398 m AMSL
Line from St. GallenGoldach
48,7
Rorschach
399 m AMSL
St. Margrethen–Rorschach line
and Rorschach–Heiden railway

The Lake Line[1] (German: Seelinie), as it is referred to by the SBB in English, is the Swiss railway line running from Rorschach via Romanshorn, Kreuzlingen, Steckborn and Stein am Rhein to Schaffhausen and forms the Swiss section of the ring railway around Lake Constance.

History[edit]

On 15 October 1869 the section of line from Romanshorn to Rorschach was opened. Not quite two years later, on 1 July 1871, it was followed by the Romanshorn–Konstanz line. During its early years the railway belonged to the Swiss Northeastern Railway, the NOB, which was transferred in 1902 into the SBB.

In 1996, the line was taken over by Mittelthurgaubahn following a competition. They introduced half-hourly fixed-interval services and modernised both track and rolling stock. When Mittelthurgaubahn went bankrupt in 2003 the line went into the SBB subsidiary, Thurbo, which had been intended as a joint venture between the SBB and Mittelthurgaubahn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Lake Line rail experience at www.sbb.ch. Accessed on 13 Jan 2013.