Zürich Wiedikon railway station

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Zürich Wiedikon
Bhf Zürich Wiedikon 1.jpg
The station building from the street
Location Birmensdorferstrasse,
Wiedikon,
City of Zürich,
Canton of Zürich,
Switzerland
Coordinates 47°22′17″N 8°31′25″E / 47.3714°N 8.5236°E / 47.3714; 8.5236Coordinates: 47°22′17″N 8°31′25″E / 47.3714°N 8.5236°E / 47.3714; 8.5236
Owned by Swiss Federal Railways
Operated by Swiss Federal Railways
Line(s) Lake Zürich left-bank
Platforms 3
Tracks 3
Connections Zürich trams (routes 9 and 14)
Zürich buses (routes 67 and 76)
Regional bus services
History
Opened 1875
Rebuilt 1925-1927
Electrified 1927
Previous names Bahnstation Enge
Services
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
Zürich Hauptbahnhof   Zürich S-Bahn
S2 service
  Zürich Enge
Zürich Hauptbahnhof   Zürich S-Bahn
S8 service
  Zürich Enge
Zürich Hauptbahnhof   Zürich S-Bahn
S21 service
  Zürich Enge
Zürich Hauptbahnhof   Zürich S-Bahn
S24 service
  Zürich Enge
Location
Zürich Wiedikon railway station is located in Switzerland
Zürich Wiedikon railway station
Zürich Wiedikon railway station (Switzerland)

Zürich Wiedikon railway station (German: Bahnhof Zürich Wiedikon) is a railway station on the Zürich S-Bahn system in Wiedikon in the western part of the Swiss city of Zürich. The station is located on the Lake Zürich left bank line, although it is now bypassed by the alternative Zimmerberg Base Tunnel routing.[1][2]

History[edit]

The first Wiedikon station opened in 1875 with the opening of the Lake Zürich left bank line. The line's original routing through the area differed from the current alignment and was largely at street level, with many level crossings, and passed immediately to the east of the existing station.[3]

The current station was built between 1925 and 1927, when the line was rerouted to the west, using a lower level alignment with more tunneling. The architect was Hermann Herter.

Operation[edit]

The rail approaches to the station from both north and south are below ground level, with a cutting to the north and the 848 m (2,782 ft) Ulmberg tunnel is to the south. The connecting line to the Giesshübel station on the Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn diverges at the southern end of the station, also in tunnel.[2]

The station has three tracks and three platforms. All the platforms can be used by trains in both directions on the Lake Zurich line, but only the westernmost is accessible to trains on the Giesshübel connector.

The station is served by lines S2, S8, S21 and S24 of the Zurich S-Bahn.[2][4]

Stops on Zürich tram routes 9 and 14 are adjacent to the station, as is the terminus of city buses 67 and 76, and of regional bus routes 215, 220, 235, 245 and 350.[4]

Gallery[edit]

The station platforms 
The station interior 

References[edit]

  1. ^ map.geo.admin.ch with municipal boundaries overlaid (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  2. ^ a b c Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. pp. 64–65. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  3. ^ map.geo.admin.ch with Siegfried Map First edition overlaid (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  4. ^ a b "City of Zurich Network" (PDF). ZVV. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 

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