Sihlwald railway station

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Sihlwald
Sihlwald Bahnhof.JPG
Location Alte Sihltalstrasse,
Horgen,
Canton of Zürich,
Switzerland
Coordinates 47°16′06″N 8°33′27″E / 47.2683°N 8.5575°E / 47.2683; 8.5575Coordinates: 47°16′06″N 8°33′27″E / 47.2683°N 8.5575°E / 47.2683; 8.5575
Owned by Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn
Operated by Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn
Line(s) Sihltal line
History
Opened 1892
Services
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
Langnau-Gattikon   Zürich S-Bahn
S4 service
  Terminus
Location
Sihlwald railway station is located in Switzerland
Sihlwald railway station
Sihlwald railway station (Switzerland)

Sihlwald is a railway station in the Sihl Valley, and the municipality of Horgen, in the Swiss Canton of Zürich. The station is on the Sihltal line, which is operated by the Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn (SZU). The station takes its name from the surrounding Sihlwald forest and nature reserve, whose visitor centre is adjacent to the station.[1]

Sihlwald was the original terminus of the Sihtal line, which was opened from Bahnhof Selnau in Zürich in 1892. In 1897 the Sihltal line was extended to Sihlbrugg station and a connection with the Zürich to Lucerne line of the Swiss Northeastern Railway (NOB). The station retains a locomotive shed dating from the time of that extension[2] that is used by the heritage railway association Zürcher Museums-Bahn.

Today, the station is the formal terminus of service S4 of the Zürich S-Bahn, although the situation within a protected forest and with few other traffic generators nearby means that most S4 trains terminate at Langnau-Gattikon, one stop nearer Zürich, leaving this station to be served by one train an hour. The stretch of railway beyond Sihlwald to Sihlbrugg still exists, but no longer carries a regular passenger train service. The station is served by the following passenger trains:[3][4][5]

Operator Train Type Route Typical Frequency Notes
SZU Zürich S-Bahn
S4
Zürich Hbf - Zürich Selnau - Zürich Giesshübel - Zürich Saalsporthalle-Sihlcity - Zürich Brunau - Zürich Manegg - Zürich Leimbach - Sood-Oberleimbach - Adliswil - Sihlau - Wildpark-Höfli - Langnau-Gattikon - Sihlwald 1 train per hour

Gallery[edit]

The station building 
The locomotive shed 

References[edit]

  1. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Geschichte der Sihltalbahn" [History of the Sihltalbahn] (PDF) (in German). SZU. Retrieved 2011-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Bahn S4/S10" [Railway S4/S10] (in German). SZU. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  4. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  5. ^ "Zürich HB–Adliswil–Langnau-Gattikon–Sihlwald" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 

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