Wetzikon railway station

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Wetzikon
Wetzikon IMG 8084.jpg
Location Poststrasse,
Wetzikon,
Canton of Zürich,
Switzerland
Coordinates 47°19′01″N 8°47′32″E / 47.316978°N 8.79227°E / 47.316978; 8.79227Coordinates: 47°19′01″N 8°47′32″E / 47.316978°N 8.79227°E / 47.316978; 8.79227
Owned by Swiss Federal Railways
Operated by Swiss Federal Railways
Line(s) Wallisellen–Uster–Rapperswil line
Effretikon–Hinwil line
Services
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
Kempten   Zürich S-Bahn
S3 service
  Terminus
Uster   Zürich S-Bahn
S5 line
  Bubikon
Aathal   Zürich S-Bahn
S14 line
  Hinwil
Uster   Zürich S-Bahn
S15 line
  Bubikon
Location
Wetzikon railway station is located in Switzerland
Wetzikon railway station
Wetzikon railway station (Switzerland)

Wetzikon is a railway station in the Swiss canton of Zürich and municipality of Wetzikon. The station is located on both the Wallisellen to Rapperswil via Uster and Effretikon to Hinwil railway lines, which converge at junctions to the north and south of the station.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1857, at the same time as the Uster to Rapperswil section of the Wallisellen to Rapperswil line. It became a junction station in 1876, when the Effretikon to Hinwil line opened.

In 1903, Wetzikon station also became the interchange point with the Wetzikon-Meilen-Bahn (WMB), a newly built metre gauge electric tramway that linked the area with Meilen on the shores of Lake Zürich. The WMB originally ran beyond Meilen station, to terminate at Kempten, but this section closed in 1939 leaving the station as the line's terminus. The WMB closed in 1950.[4]

Services[edit]

Wetzikon is served by Zürich S-Bahn routes S5, S14 and S15, operating from Zürich via Uster, and by route S3, operating from Zürich via Effretikon. The S3 terminates at Wetzikon, whilst the S14 continues to Hinwil, and the S5 and S15 continue to Rapperswil.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  2. ^ a b "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  3. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  4. ^ "Wetzikon-Meilen Bahn". www.eingestellte-bahnen.ch. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 

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