Landeck-Zams railway station

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Landeck-Zams
Landeck-Zams Hbf Panorama.jpg
Location Bahnhofstraße 20
A-6500 Landeck
Austria
Coordinates 47°08′54″N 10°34′42″E / 47.148472°N 10.578472°E / 47.148472; 10.578472Coordinates: 47°08′54″N 10°34′42″E / 47.148472°N 10.578472°E / 47.148472; 10.578472
Elevation 776 m (2,546 ft)
Owned by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
Operated by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
Line(s) Arlberg railway
Platforms 3
Connections
  • S-Bahn:  S1   S2 
  • Bus: regional lines
History
Opened 1 June 1883 (1883-06-01)
Electrified 19 December 1923 (1923-12-19)
Services
Preceding station   ÖBB   Following station
Innsbruck Hbf   railjet   St. Anton am Arlberg
Imst-Pitztal   InterCityExpress
ÖBB-EuroCity
InterCity
 
Ötztal   EuroNight  
Schönwies   Regional
Arlberg railway
  terminus
Location
Landeck-Zams is located in Austria
Landeck-Zams
Landeck-Zams
Location within Austria

Landeck-Zams railway station (formerly named Landeck) is a railway station on the Arlberg railway between Innsbruck and Bludenz in Tyrol, Austria. It is frequented by more than 2000 travellers a day,[1] whereby a majority of them are commuters that are working or studying in Innsbruck.

Operation[edit]

trackage of Landeck-Zams

Beside its function as an important commuter station, Landeck-Zams also serves as an important station for the operations flow on the Arlberg line, since the ramp section of Europe's most difficult mountain railway (max. 26 ‰ on the east- and 31 ‰ on the west-ramp) starts in Landeck. Therefore, banking engines are often coupled (or decoupled) to heavy freight- or passenger trains. Even the Orient Express takes a short stop in Landeck for this reason.

Because of the single track design of the mountain section of the line, a closing between Bludenz and Landeck (sometimes Ötztal) can be necessary in exceptional cases (maintenance works or natural disasters). Passenger transport is then adopted by a rail replacement service. For this reason the station forecourt of Landeck is laid out for offering parking space to enough coaches if necessary.

Services[edit]

departing InterCityExpress next to a regional train in Landeck-Zams

Rail services[edit]

The most important connections are the bihourly running ÖBB-EuroCity trains from Basel and Zürich, respectively Bregenz to Wien Westbahnhof (Vienna West). Regional trains are only going eastbound to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof and Hall in Tirol since the regional traffic between Landeck and St. Anton was completely abandoned and displaced by an improved coach service. Once a day there is also a connection to Dortmund or Münster in Germany.

In the winter season the station of Landeck is additionally frequented by ski-trains, predominantly from Denmark and the Netherlands. This trains are often stabled in Landeck for the holiday duration of their passengers.

Bus services[edit]

From the station forecourt, which is equipped with a guidance system, are departing urban buses (Landeck–Landeck-Zams railway stationZams) as well as regional lines.

The following lines depart from Landeck-Zams:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(untitled)". Tirol.com (in German). Archived from the original on March 3, 2008.