Täsch railway station

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Täsch
Pendelzugterminal Taesch 2005.jpg
A shuttle train at the station.
Location Neue Kantonsstrasse
3929 Täsch
Visp, Valais
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°04′00″N 07°46′29″E / 46.06667°N 7.77472°E / 46.06667; 7.77472Coordinates: 46°04′00″N 07°46′29″E / 46.06667°N 7.77472°E / 46.06667; 7.77472
Elevation 1,437.6 m (4,717 ft)
Operated by Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
Line(s) Brig-Visp-Zermatt railway
Distance 5.61 km (3.49 mi)
from Zermatt
History
Opened 18 July 1891 (1891-07-18)
Electrified 1 October 1929 (1929-10-01)
Location
Täsch is located in Switzerland
Täsch
Täsch
Location within Switzerland

Täsch railway station is a metre gauge railway station serving the municipality of Täsch, in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland. It forms part of the Brig-Visp-Zermatt railway (BVZ), which connects the car-free mountaineering and ski resort of Zermatt with standard gauge lines at Visp (served by SBB-CFF-FFS) and Brig (served by SBB-CFF-FFS and BLS AG).

Since 1 January 2003 (2003-01-01), the BVZ has been owned and operated by the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn (MGB), following a merger between the BVZ and the Furka Oberalp Bahn (FO).

Due to Zermatt's car free status, the MGB has a frequent special shuttle train service between Zermatt and Täsch, where people travelling to and from Zermatt by combustion-engined vehicles are required to park their vehicles. For most of most days, this service operates at 20 minute intervals. The MGB also operates regional services between Zermatt and Brig via Täsch at hourly intervals.[1]

Every day, several Glacier Express trains, which are operated at this point by the MGB, pass through Täsch, but do not stop there.

Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn services[edit]

  • Shuttle services - frequent
  • Regional services - 1tph
Preceding station   Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn   Following station
Terminus
Regional services
Swiss timetable 140
toward Brig
Terminus
Zermatt Shuttle
Swiss timetable 141
Terminus

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss timetable 140.

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