Lausanne railway station

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Lausanne
Central pass-through railway station
Lausanne Gare (Train Station).jpg
Main (north) entrance to station
Other namesLausanne CFF (not used anymore by CFF)
LocationPlace de la Gare 5a
CH-1003 Lausanne
Switzerland
Coordinates46°30′59″N 06°37′45″E / 46.51639°N 6.62917°E / 46.51639; 6.62917Coordinates: 46°30′59″N 06°37′45″E / 46.51639°N 6.62917°E / 46.51639; 6.62917
Elevation455 m (1,493 ft)
Owned bySBB CFF FFS (Swiss Federal Railways)
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms5
Tracks10 (French: Voie)
Connectionsmobilis / tl: Lausanne-Gare
Train
RER Vaud
Tram
Metro m2
Bus
tl buses no. 1, 3, 21, N9
Airport
two/four direct trains per hour to/from Genève-Aéroport in 0:45/0:52h
Construction
Structure typeat-grade
Depth0
Platform levels1 (2 passenger levels)
Parkingnone
Bicycle facilitiesopenair, covered, secured
Other information
Fare zonemobilis: 11
Websitela gare de Lausanne
History
Opened5 May 1856 (1856-05-05)
Rebuilt1911-1916 (total reconstruction), 1992-1996
Traffic
Passengers (2016)108,900 per working day[1]
Rank4 of 1735
Location
Lausanne is located in Switzerland
Lausanne
Lausanne
Location within Switzerland

Lausanne railway station (French: Gare de Lausanne) is the main intercity and regional railway station for the city of Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. It is often known as Lausanne CFF to distinguish it from others in the town.

Description[edit]

Lausanne is a through station, which sits at the junction of the Simplon, Olten–Lausanne and Lausanne–Geneva railway lines. Due to this, express passenger trains are available to a wide variety of destinations across the country.

Passenger trains are primarily run by SBB CFF FFS, the Swiss national rail company, with additional international trains run by companies from neighbouring France (TGV), Germany (ICE) and Italy (Cisalpino), with services to Barcelona provided by Elipsos (a joint venture by Spanish RENFE and French SNCF).

There is also a network of local services from Lausanne, primarily as part of the Léman RER, and platforms for line 2 of the Lausanne Métro.

Passenger facilities include Bureau de change, left luggage and lost property offices.[2]

Developments[edit]

Significant improvements are planned for the station by 2020. A third subway is to be constructed for platform access, along with longer platforms to allow larger trains.[3] A new tunnel is also to be built for the Lausanne Métro directly underneath the Renens (West) end of the main line station, with new métro platforms directly connected to the subway, removing the need for some métro passengers to cross the square in front of the station.[3]

Services[edit]

Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon
TGVTerminus
Preceding station   Lausanne Métro   Following station
toward Ouchy
M2

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Passagierfrequenz (2016)". Berne, Switzerland: SBB CFF FFS. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 2019-06-20 – via data.sbb.ch – SBB DATA PORTAL.
  2. ^ "Lausanne Train Station: Gare de Lausanne CFF Station, Schedule Information from Rail Europe". Rail Europe, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
  3. ^ a b "Métros 2025" (PDF). Canton of Vaud. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Lausanne railway station at Wikimedia Commons