S16 (ZVV)

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S16 (ZVV)
Zürich - Tiefenbrunnen Bahnhof IMG 7868 ShiftN.jpg
An RABe 514 at Zurich Tiefenbrunnen heading towards Herrliberg-Feldmeilen.
Type S-Bahn service
System Zürich S-Bahn
Status Operational
Locale Zürich, Switzerland
Termini Thayngen
Stations 19
Website ZVV (English)
Operator(s) Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV)
Rolling stock RABe 514 class trains
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The S16 is a regional railway service of the S-Bahn Zürich on the Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV), Zürich transportation network, and is one of the network's services connecting the cantons of Zürich and Schaffhausen.


The core of the service links Effretikon, in the municipality of Illnau-Effretikon to the north of Zürich, and Herrliberg-Feldmeilen, on north shore of Lake Zürich to the east of Zürich. This core service runs via Zürich Airport, Zürich Oerlikon, Zurich Hauptbahnhof and Zürich Stadelhofen, and then runs over the Lake Zürich right-bank railway line to its terminus.[1]

At the northern end of the service, alternate trains are extended from Effretikon to Thayngen, in the canton of Schaffhausen, running via Winterthur Hauptbahnhof and Schaffhausen. Between Winterthur and Schaffhausen, trains stop only at selected stations, with a parallel stopping service provided by line S33.[1]

At the southern end of the service, the S16 is extended to Meilen in the evenings.[1]

The following stations are served:[1]

Rolling stock[edit]

All services are operated by RABe 514 class multiple unit trains


Over the core route south of Effretikon, the normal frequency is one train every 30 minutes, whilst north of Effretikon, this reduces to one train per hour. Between Zürich Oerlikon and Herrliberg-Feldmeilen, the S16 combines with the S6 to provide a frequency of one train every 15 minutes.[1][2]

A journey over the full length of the service takes 95 minutes, of which some 50 minutes is north of Effretikon.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Thayngen–Schaffhausen–Flughafen–Zürich HB–Herrliberg-F" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Zürich–Meilen–Rapperswil" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 

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