Ziegelbrücke railway station

Coordinates: 47°8′10.14″N 9°3′36.11″E / 47.1361500°N 9.0600306°E / 47.1361500; 9.0600306
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Double-decker EMUs of S-Bahn Zürich at Ziegelbrücke railway station
General information
LocationZiegelbrückstrasse 121
Schänis, St. Gallen
Coordinates47°8′10.14″N 9°3′36.11″E / 47.1361500°N 9.0600306°E / 47.1361500; 9.0600306
Elevation425 m (1,394 ft)
Owned bySwiss Federal Railways
Train operators
ConnectionsPostAuto Schweiz and Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden [de] buses[2]
Other information
Fare zone901 and 991 (Tarifverbund Ostwind [de])[3]
Opened1875 (1875)
201810,100 per weekday[4]
Preceding station Südostbahn Following station
towards Bern
IR 35 Aare Linth Walenstadt
towards Chur
Bilten S27 Terminus
Preceding station Zürich S-Bahn Following station
Siebnen-Wangen S2 Unterterzen
Limited service
Siebnen-Wangen S25 Näfels-Mollis
towards Linthal
Preceding station St. Gallen S-Bahn Following station
towards Rapperswil
S6 Nieder- and Oberurnen
towards Schwanden or Linthal
S17 Mühlehorn
towards Sargans

Ziegelbrücke railway station (German: Bahnhof Ziegelbrücke) is a junction station in the village of Ziegelbrücke in Switzerland. Whilst the village is shared between the municipality of Glarus Nord, in the canton of Glarus, and the municipality of Schänis, in the canton of St. Gallen, the station is located in the Gemarkung of Schänis,[5][1] where it is the larger of two railway stations (the other being Schänis railway station).

Opened in 1875, the station is owned and operated by the Swiss Federal Railways. It is one of the southern termini of the Lake Zurich left bank railway line, a main line that links Zürich Hauptbahnhof with Ziegelbrücke and Näfels. From Ziegelbrücke, the main line continues, as the Ziegelbrücke–Sargans railway, towards its ultimate destination, Chur.[1][6]

Ziegelbrücke is also a terminus for two regional lines, the Ziegelbrücke–Linthal railway and the Rapperswil–Ziegelbrücke railway.[1]


The station features two station buildings, a goods despatch office and a maintenance depot. Tracks 1 - 4 are used for goods traffic, shunting operation and to accommodate passenger trains during off-peak hours and overnight. Tracks 5 - 10 are equipped with passenger platforms and therefore used for passenger traffic. Tracks 6 and 9 are usually used for intercity- and freight-trains that pass through the station at maximum speed. Tracks 11 and 12 are solely used for shunting operation and to accommodate passenger trains during off-peak hours and overnight.

On the south side of the station, parallel to the railway line, lies the river Linth, a railway power line and the main road.


DPZ of S2 service crossing rail bridge over the Linth in Ziegelbrücke, 2009

The station is served by an hourly InterRegio (IR35, Aare Linth) service between Bern and Chur, stopping at Zürich, Thalwil, Pfaffikon SZ, Ziegelbrücke, Sargans and Landquart.[7] International trains, such as the ÖBB Railjet Zürich HB–Wien Hauptbahnhof or the DB ICE Hamburg-Altona–Chur, do not stopp at Ziegelbrücke.

Two lines of the Zürich S-Bahn also connect Zürich and Ziegelbrücke, combining to provide three trains per hour. The S2 terminates at Ziegelbrücke and runs twice per hour; with some weekend trains continuing to Unterterzen. The hourly S25 continues through the canton of Glarus to Linthal.[7]

Two lines of the St. Gallen S-Bahn also provide service to Ziegelbrücke, both running once an hour. The S17 operates between Rapperswil and Sargans. The S6 links Rapperswil with Schwanden (or Linthal during off-peak hours) via Uznach and Ziegelbrücke.[7]

In addition, Südostbahn operates peak-hour service to Siebnen-Wangen, making local stops. This service is designated S27 but is not part of either S-Bahn network.[8]


Bus traffic[edit]

Postauto and local Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden bus lines connect Ziegelbrücke with the communities in the Wahlkreis See-Gaster and the municipalities of Bilten and Niederurnen.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Cologne: Schweers + Wall. 2012. p. 24. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.
  2. ^ "Linthgebiet" (PDF). Postbus Switzerland. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "OSTWIND-Zonenplan" (in German). Tarifverbund Ostwind [de]. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Passagierfrequenz". Swiss Federal Railways. September 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  5. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  6. ^ Neuhaus, Werner (1988). Linksufrige Zürichsee-Bahn: aus den Annalen der Linksufrigen [Left Shore Lake Zurich Railway: from the annals of the Left Shore] (in German). Stäfa: Gut Verlag. ISBN 3-85717-051-4.
  7. ^ a b c "Abfahrt: Bahnhof Ziegelbrücke" (PDF). Swiss Federal Railways. 10 December 2023. Retrieved 16 December 2023.
  8. ^ "Liniennetzplan Südostbahn" (PDF). Südostbahn. 13 December 2020. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  9. ^ "AWA, Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden". Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden. Retrieved 2013-05-05.

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