S15 (ZVV)

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S15 (ZVV)
S15 in Rapperswil as seen from Seedamm.
S15 in Rapperswil as seen from Seedamm.
Overview
Type S-Bahn
System Zürich S-Bahn
Status Operational
Locale Zürich, Switzerland
Termini Niederweningen
Rapperswil
Stations 19
Website ZVV (English)
Operation
Operator(s) Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV)
Rolling stock RABe 511 class (weekdays)
RABe 514 class (weekends)
Re 450 class + double-deck coaches (occasionally)
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The S15 is a regional railway line of the S-Bahn Zürich on the Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV), Zürich transportation network, and is one of the network's lines connecting the cantons of Zürich and St. Gallen.

Route[edit]

The line runs from Niederweningen, in the north-west of the canton of Zürich, to Zurich Hauptbahnhof before continuing via Zürich Stadelhofen and Uster to Rapperswil. It serves the following stations:[1][2]

Rolling stock[edit]

Most services are operated with RABe 511 class (weekdays) and RABe 514 (weekends) trains. Some services are run by Re 450 class locomotives pushing or pulling double-deck passenger carriages.[citation needed]

Scheduling[edit]

The train frequency on the line is usually 30 minutes and the trip takes 72 minutes.[2]

History[edit]

The service was started between Rapperswil and Birmensdorf on 10 December 2006, following line improvements. On 9 December 2007, the line was extended from Birmensdorf to Affoltern am Albis.

With the introduction of the new timetable in late 2015, the western terminus of the service was switched from Affoltern am Albis to Niederweningen. The stations between Zürich Altstetten and Affoltern am Albis that are no longer served by the S15 are now served by the S14.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Rapperswil–Uster–Zürich HB–Oberglatt–Niederweningen" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-02-23. 

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