Vevey railway station
The entrance to the station.
|Location||Place de la Gare
|Elevation||383 m (1,257 ft)|
|Opened||2 April 1861|
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.
Vevey station was opened on 2 April 1861, when the then Jura–Simplon Railway (JS) opened the Lausanne–Villeneuve 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.
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.
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.
- Genève-Aéroport – Geneva-Cornavin – Lausanne– Vevey – Montreux – Aigle – Sion – Sierre - Leuk – Visp – Brig (twice hourly, one of them with additional stops at Gland, Renens, Bex and Saint-Maurice)
- Saint-Maurice – Aigle – Montreux – Vevey – Lausanne (combined during peak times)
The Réseau Express Vaudois (REV) serves Vevey every hour with two lines:
- Yverdon-les-Bains – Lausanne – Vevey – La Tour-de-Peilz – Clarens – Montreux – Veytaux-Chillon – Villeneuve
- Allaman – Lausanne – Vevey – Montreux – Villeneuve (runs faster between Lausanne and Montreux)
- Train des Vignes) Vevey–Vevey Funiculaire–Puidoux-Chexbres (
Other regional traffic
The VMCV serves the station (Vevey Gare) with various lines:
- Line 201 (a trolleybus line): Vevey Funi–Vevey Gare–La Tour-de-Peilz–Montreux–Chillon–Villeneuve
- Line 202: Vevey Gare–Crosets–Gilamont–Entre deux Villes–Vevey Gare
- Line 211: Vevey–Corsier–Corseaux
- Line 212: Vevey–Funiculaire–Corsier–Nant/Fenil Vieille Rte.
- Line 213: Vevey–Châtel-Saint-Denis/Bossonnens
- "Above Vevey Switzerland". Switzerland.isyours.com. Micheloud & Co. Retrieved 18 November 2010.
Media related to Vevey railway station at Wikimedia Commons
- SBB-CFF-FFS - official site (English)
This article is based upon a translation of the German language version as at November 2010.