Olten railway station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Central pass-through railway station
Olten station
Location Bahnhofstrasse 22
CH-4600 Olten, SO
Coordinates 47°21′07″N 07°54′28″E / 47.35194°N 7.90778°E / 47.35194; 7.90778Coordinates: 47°21′07″N 07°54′28″E / 47.35194°N 7.90778°E / 47.35194; 7.90778
Elevation 396 m (1,299 ft)
Owned by SBB CFF FFS (Swiss Federal Railways)
Operated by SBB CFF FFS
Line(s) Olten – Basel SBB
Olten – Zürich HB
Olten – Bern – Lausanne
Olten – Luzern
Olten – Biel/Bienne – Genève-Aéroport
Platforms 7
Tracks 12 (German: Gleis)
Connections A-Welle: Olten Bahnhof (Sektoren A, B und C)
BOGG bus lines 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 512, and 571; PostAuto bus lines 126 and 127
About 5 trains (and BVB Bus no. 50) every hour to/from Basel EuroAirport in c. 0:50h, and a direct train every hour to/from Zürich Flughafen 0:50h besides connections with a change
Structure type at-grade
Depth 0
Platform levels 1 (2 passenger levels)
Parking drive-by, short-term (max. 30min., 16), P+R (108)
Bicycle facilities openair (3), covered and secured (Velostation Olten West:400+120, Velostation Ost:600+120)
Other information
Fare zone A-Welle: 520
Website Bahnhof Olten
Opened 9 June 1856 (9 June 1856)
Passengers (2014) 78,100 per working day
Rank 9 of 1735
Olten is located in Switzerland
Location within Switzerland

Olten is a major hub railway station in the canton of Solothurn, Switzerland, at the junction of lines to Zürich, Bern, Basel, Lucerne and Biel. As a result, Olten is a railway town and was also the site of the main workshop of the Swiss Central Railway (German: Schweizerische Centralbahn), which became a major workshop for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB CFF FFS).

Although Olten only counts 18,000 inhabitants, the station is used each day by about 80,000 passengers and is one of the 10 busiest in Switzerland, even before Geneva. It is served by 1,100 trains a day, making it one of the busiest in Switzerland.[1]

Train services[edit]

The station is served by the following services (2013-2014): (List incomplete)

Preceding station   Deutsche Bahn   Following station
ICE 12
Preceding station   SNCF   Following station
toward Paris-Lyon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SBB modernises Olten station" (155). Today's Railways Europe. November 2008: 57.