Olten–Lucerne railway line

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lucerne station
From Basel
From Aarau and Zürich
39.3 Olten
To Biel
Born line branches to the left
Aarburg tunnel87 m
43.0 Aarburg-Oftringen412 m MSL
43.9 To Bern
To Lenzburg
47.5 Zofingen
50.5 BrittnauWikon
53.0 Reiden
55.8 Dagmersellen
58.7 Nebikon
63.0 Wauwil
66.8 St Erhard-Knutwil
Sursee–Treinegen railway (goods only)
69.0 Sursee
71.2 Oberkirch
73.8 Nottwil
79.0 Sempach-Neuenkirch
84.6 Rothenburg
87.0 Rothenburg Dorf
88.4 Seetalbahn to Lenzburg
89.1 Emmenbrücke Gersag
90.2 Emmenbrücke
Former route of Seetalbahn
Emme river
From Zürich
From Berne via Wolhusen
Gotthard railway
Gütsch tunnel 326m
67.2 Lucerne 436 m MSL
Schönheim tunnel 199 m

The Olten–Lucerne railway line is one of the major railway lines of Switzerland, running between Olten and Lucerne. It was built by the Schweizerische Centralbahn and opened to Lucerne in 1856. The Schweizerische Centralbahn was taken over by the Swiss Federal Railways in 1902. The line is 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge and electrified at 15 kV 16.7 Hz and has two tracks.

Passenger services consist of a mixture of intercity, inter-regional and regional express services between Basel and Lucerne, some to or from Chiasso. There are also half-hour S-Bahn services between Lucern and Sursee (S18) and hourly services between Sursee and Olten (S22).[1]


  1. ^ "Time table". Swiss Federal Railways. Retrieved 30 May 2009.