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THURBO regional train near the Rhine Falls.

THURBO is a railway company in eastern Switzerland, jointly owned by Swiss Federal Railways (90%) and the canton of Thurgau.


THURBO was founded in September 2001 by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB-CFF-FFS) and Mittelthurgau-Bahn (MThB).[1] Its main business is regional passenger traffic. Infrastructure Kreuzlingen - Weinfelden - Wil SG, taken over from Mittelthurgau-Bahn, is operated by THURBO but maintained by SBB.

Several ZVV lines of S-Bahn Zürich, for example S26 in the canton of Zürich between Winterthur and Rüti ZH, are also operated by THURBO.


S-Bahn St. Gallen
S-Bahn Zürich

Rolling stock[edit]

THURBO's fleet consists of

  • 41 GTW 2/6 EMUs (RABe 526 701–751)[2]
  • 39 GTW 2/8 EMUs (RABe 526 752–790; 781–790 ex 709–718)[3]
  • 12 GTW 2/8 EMUs on order[4] (RABe 526 791–802)
  • 10 GTW 2/6 EMUs (RABe 526 680–689)[5]

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