Vevey railway station

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Vevey
Vevey station entrance.jpg
The entrance to the station.
Location Place de la Gare
1800 Vevey
Vevey, Vaud
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°27′46″N 06°50′36″E / 46.46278°N 6.84333°E / 46.46278; 6.84333Coordinates: 46°27′46″N 06°50′36″E / 46.46278°N 6.84333°E / 46.46278; 6.84333
Elevation 383 m (1,257 ft)
Operated by SBB-CFF-FFS
Transports Montreux–Vevey–Riviera
Line(s) Lausanne–Domodossola
Vevey–Puidoux-Chexbres
Vevey–Les Pléiades
Platforms 5
Connections
History
Opened 2 April 1861 (1861-04-02)
Location
Vevey is located in Switzerland
Vevey
Vevey
Location within Switzerland

Vevey railway station (French: Gare de Vevey) is a public transport hub not far from the shore of Lake Geneva. It serves the municipality of Vevey, in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland.

SBB-CFF-FFS passenger trains call here while operating on the lakeside section of the standard gauge Simplon railway line.

The station is also the western terminus of the standard gauge Chemin de fer Vevey-Chexbres to Puidoux-Chexbres on the Olten–Lausanne railway line, and a metre gauge line from Vevey to Blonay and Les Pléiades.

History[edit]

Vevey station was opened on 2 April 1861, when the then Jura–Simplon Railway (JS) opened the LausanneVilleneuve section of its standard gauge Simplon railway line to Sion. This line is now owned and operated by SBB-CFF-FFS.

In 1902, operations began on the present day Transports Montreux–Vevey–Riviera metre gauge line to Blonay and Les Pléiades. In 1904, the line to Châtel-Saint-Denis, also metre gauge, became available for traffic. In the same year, the standard gauge Chemin de fer Vevey–Chexbres (VCh) line was opened to link Vevey with Puidoux-Chexbres.

The metre gauge line to Chatel-Saint-Denis was closed in 1969 and was replaced by VMCV bus line 13.

Location[edit]

The station is about 300 metres (980 ft) north of the lakeside marketplace. In the immediate vicinity can be found the Centre Saint-Antoine and Midi-Coindet shopping centres, which combine to form one of the largest shopping facilities in western Switzerland. Next to the station, in the old post office building, is the Coop Pronto office, amongst others.

Layout[edit]

Covered goods wagon K 672, of the former GFM, in the collection of the BC (BC), at the Vevey railway station with publicity for the museum railway.

As at the nearby Montreux railway station, access to the main platform is from the first floor of the station building, instead of the ground floor. The track system comprises one side and two centre platforms, along with some goods tracks.

Tracks 1 and 3 are reserved for SBB-CFF-FFS traffic on the Simplon railway line (there is no track 2).

Track 5, which is located with track 3 and the short track 4 on one of the centre platforms, serves the Train des Vignes as S31 to Puidoux-Chexbres.

The other centre platform, with tracks 6 (standard gauge) and 7 (metre gauge), which is in the western part of a small curve, usually serves only the MVR traffic to Blonay and Les Pléiades.

Rail traffic[edit]

SBB-CFF-FFS[edit]

Long distance[edit]

REV[edit]

The Réseau Express Vaudois (REV) serves Vevey every hour with two lines:

Other regional traffic[edit]

Bus service[edit]

The VMCV serves the station (Vevey Gare) with various lines:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Above Vevey Switzerland". Switzerland.isyours.com. Micheloud & Co. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Vevey railway station at Wikimedia Commons

This article is based upon a translation of the German language version as at November 2010.