Schwanden railway station

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Location Bahnhofstrasse
Glarus Süd, Glarus
Coordinates 46°55′31″N 8°59′53″E / 46.925289°N 8.997921°E / 46.925289; 8.997921Coordinates: 46°55′31″N 8°59′53″E / 46.925289°N 8.997921°E / 46.925289; 8.997921
Elevation 521 m (1,709 ft)
Owned by Swiss Federal Railways
Operated by Swiss Federal Railways
Line(s) Weesen-Linthal
Connections Sernftalbus
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
Mitlödi   Zurich S-Bahn
S25 service
Mitlödi   St. Gallen S-Bahn
S6 service
Schwanden is located in Switzerland
Location within Switzerland

Schwanden railway station is a railway station in the municipality of Glarus Süd in the Swiss canton of Glarus. It is an intermediate stop on the Weesen to Linthal railway line, and serves the village of Schwanden.[1][2]

The station is served by Zürich S-Bahn service S25 between Zurich and Linthal. It is also the terminus of the St. Gallen S-Bahn service S6 from Rapperswil. Both services operate once per hour, combining to provide two trains per hour between Ziegelbrücke and Schwanden.[3][4][5]

The station is also the terminus of several connecting bus routes, operated by the Sernftalbus company:[6]

  • an hourly service up the valley of the Sernf river to Glarus
  • an hourly service to Schwändi
  • a service to Sool, with several return journeys a day
  • a summer-only service, with several return journeys a day, to connect with an aerial tramway to the Garichtisee.

Between 1905 and 1969, the station was the terminus of the Sernftal tramway, a metre gauge tramway that ran up the valley of the Sernf river to Elm, and was the predecessor of the Sernftalbus service on the same route.[7]


  1. ^ (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  2. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. pp. 24–25. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  3. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  4. ^ "S-Bahn St.Gallen Map" (PDF). S-Bahn. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  5. ^ "Ziegelbrücke–Linthal" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2014-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Sernftalbus - Fahrplan 2015" [Sernftalbus - Timetable 2015] (PDF) (in German). Autobetrieb Sernftal AG. Retrieved 2015-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Sernftalbahn". (in German). Retrieved 2013-05-22.