Ziegelbrücke railway station

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SBB Bruecke Ziegelbruecke Nordwest 01 09.jpg
Rail bridge crossing the Linth in Ziegelbrücke, 2009.
LocationZiegelbrückstrasse 121
8866 Schänis
St. Gallen
Coordinates47°08′10″N 09°03′36″E / 47.13611°N 9.06000°E / 47.13611; 9.06000Coordinates: 47°08′10″N 09°03′36″E / 47.13611°N 9.06000°E / 47.13611; 9.06000
Elevation425 m (1,394 ft)
Operated bySwiss Federal Railways
Line(s)Left shore Lake Zurich railway
Distance56.80 km (35.29 mi)
from Zürich HB
ConnectionsPostauto and Local buses
Opened1875 (1875)
Preceding station   Swiss rail network   Following station
Siebnen-Wangen   RegioExpress
Zürich to Chur
Preceding station Zürich S-Bahn Following station
Siebnen-Wangen S2 Unterterzen
Limited service
Siebnen-Wangen S25 Nieder- and Oberurnen
towards Linthal
Preceding station St. Gallen S-Bahn Following station
Next clockwise
S4 Mühlehorn
Next counter-clockwise
towards Rapperswil
S6 Nieder- and Oberurnen
towards Schwanden
Preceding station Südostbahn Following station
Bilten S27 Terminus
Ziegelbrücke is located in Switzerland
Location within Switzerland

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 Schänis.[1][2]

Opened in 1875, the station is owned and operated by the SBB-CFF-FFS. 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.[2][3]

Ziegelbrücke is also a terminus for two regional lines, the Weesen–Linthal railway and the Rapperswil–Ziegelbrücke railway.[2]


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.

Rail traffic[edit]

The station is served by an hourly RegioExpress service between Zürich and Chur, stopping at Thalwil, Pfaffikon SZ, Ziegelbrücke, Sargans and Landquart.[4]

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.[4][5]

Two lines of the St. Gallen S-Bahn also provide service to Ziegelbrücke, both running once an hour. Services S4, operates in both directions around a loop via Uznach, St. Gallen and Sargans. Service S6 links Rapperswil with Schwanden via Uznach and Ziegelbrücke.[4][6]

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.

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.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  2. ^ a b c Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ a b c "Departures - Ziegelbrücke Station" (PDF). Swiss Federal Railways. Retrieved 2014-08-08.
  5. ^ "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  6. ^ "S-Bahn St. Gallen" (PDF). Appenzeller Bahnen. 9 December 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  7. ^ "AWA, Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden". Autobetrieb Weesen-Amden. Retrieved 2013-05-05.

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This article is based upon a translation of the German language version as at November 2011.