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Old November 7th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #21
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Can I please request more photos of Hauptbahnhof and the Calatrava stations? Thanks!

Switzerland has a rail system that every country (with the possible exceptions of Germany and Japan) should be envious of and aspiring to be like. I really like Basel Hauptbahnhof too. When I was in Zurich, there was this huge Christmas market set up in the main hall of the Hauptbahnhof. It was amazing, the decorations were stunning and must have been worth millions of chf's.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 03:53 PM   #22
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There are some pics in my voting thread:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=221636
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Old November 7th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #23
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Can I please request more photos of Hauptbahnhof and the Calatrava stations? Thanks!
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=27731628
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Old December 10th, 2008, 12:38 PM   #24
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Commuting by mail (train)

Because of the high demand on the express lines from downtown Zurich (Mainstation, Stadelhofen) to Winterthur and the missing abilities of putting more trains on this line a mailtrain who's using the S-Bahntracks will be used for passenger transport from next monday. The cargotrain is crossing trough the Durchmesserlinie after 5pm and will have a few 100 additional seats to ease the capacity problems during rushhour.
I don't think that this will help...
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:30 PM   #25
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Good bye Mirage

The Mirage-Trains were used for the first S-Bahn line in Switzerland between Zurich Mainstation and Rapperswil along the "Goldküste" (golcoast). The Mirages were the first trains in Switzerland that were build for the use as suburban train (more doors, strong acceleration and so on) and were in service for more than 40 years. After the service on the goldcoast-line (were they got their name "goldcoastexpress" from) they were used on other lines until they ended on the goldcoastline again on the S16 route. By the end of the week the last regular Mirages will drive on the S-Bahn Zurich network.



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Old December 12th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #26
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Fire in tunnel interrupts S-Bahnlines

After the fire evolved from grinding works at 4am it took several hours to free the tunnel from the smoke. Rails were damaged during the short fire and the repair works took until 1pm. During these 13 hours the tunnel was closed and 5 lines were diverted or felt out between Stettbach and Stadelhofen. Tentousands of commuters had to accept up to 1 hours delay on their way to work.









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Brand in S-Bahn-Tunnel: Chaos im Pendlerverkehr
Der Brand war kurz nach vier Uhr während Schleifarbeiten an den Gleisen ausgebrochen. Das Feuer konnte rasch gelöscht werden, wie die Stadtpolizei Zürich mitteilte. Verletzt wurde niemand. Wegen starker Rauchentwicklung und den Lösch- und Reparaturarbeiten blieb der Tunnel aber während des ganzen Morgens gesperrt.
Das Feuer führte zu teils massiven Verspätungen auf dem Zürcher S-Bahnnetz. Direkt betroffen waren die Linien S3, S5, S9, S12 und S15. Die beiden letzten wurden über den Bahnhof Zürich-Oerlikon umgeleitet. Die Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ) setzten zusätzliche Trams auf der Linie 7 ein, die vom Bahnhof Stettbach Richtung Innenstadt fährt.
Auch auf den anderen S-Bahn-Strecken musste mit Verspätungen gerechnet werden. Der Zürichbergtunnel ist ein Kernstück des Zürcher S-Bahn-Netzes, wie SBB-Mediensprecher Reto Kormann auf Anfrage sagte. Fernverkehrszüge verkehrten dagegen in der Regel nicht auf der dieser Strecke.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 09:18 PM   #27
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ZURICH | Public Transport

As the old thread was closed long time ago. I thought there should be a new one.

Public transport is provided by several companies that work together under the ZVV (Zürcher-Verkehrsverbund ~= Zürich Traffic Union)

Major types of transport:
- S-Bahn (suburb train services)
- Tram
- Bus

Minor types:
-Ships
-1 Cable Car, 2 Funiculars, 1 Cogwheel Rail

S-Bahn network

Large PDF

Tram & Buses

There are more mus networks for the Agglomeration, but I think they are not as interesting.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 12:36 PM   #28
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Additional S-Bahn map with true distances:


Edit: Tram network with true distances, this map doesn't include the latest extension (Glattalbahn)
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Old July 15th, 2010, 02:18 PM   #29
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The S-Bahn predominantly two kind of double decker trainsets.

Re 450 trainset:

This was introduced with the S-Bahn in 1990, 115 of those trainset where built.
It has 387 seats per set, up to three sets are used per train (some lines only support up to 2)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SBB-CFF-FFS_Re_450







RABe 514
These double decker trainsets were introduced in 2006.
They have 378 seats per set, up to three sets are used per train (some lines only support up to 2)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SBB-CFF-FFS_RABe_514







Other trainsets:

RBe 540
This single deck train is used on peripheral lines and as reserve:


Stadler RABe 526 701–751 (2003), GTW
This trainsets are used on the eastern peripherals:



Former trainsets:
Triebzug RABDe 510
Those trainsets were used on some lines till 2008


Future trainsets:
Stadler Dosto
This double decker trainsets will be introduced in 2011

They have 420 seats and up to 2 trainsets will be used per train.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadler_DOSTO
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Old July 15th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #30
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Trainsets of the SZU:
The Sihltal Uürich Uetliberg Railway are also part of the S-Bahn network.

The S4 uses mixed trainsets with Re 456 542–545 engines BD 281–285 and B 271–276 coaches


The S10 uses Be 556 531–532 and Be 556 521–528 motor coaches and B 221–224 coaches.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...rgbahn_524.jpg

Trainsets of the Forchbahn (S18):
The forchbahn uses 1 meter gauge and runs on the tram tracks within the city proper.





Bremgarten Dietikon Bahn (S17):
Another 1 meter gouge rail, but not reaching the city proper



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Old July 15th, 2010, 04:54 PM   #31
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Great thread!

I miss Zurich... Such a beautiful city, and amazing transit system.
Do you have pictures of the Class 460 loco? One of the best locos design by SLM!
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Old July 15th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #32
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You mean the Re 460. It's actually not used in the S-Bahn system but in the Intercity system (black lines in the S-Bahn map).
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Old July 15th, 2010, 07:09 PM   #33
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None of these services are an S-Bahn. They lack frequency and run most of the time in rural areas.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #34
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Main trunk lines have at least 4 stopping trains per hour, some up to 6, plus semi-fast and intercity trains. Rural lines are numbered to recognise them.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #35
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S-Bahn network with arrival and departure times:

http://www.zvv.ch/export/sites/defau...ahn_100119.pdf

1 line = 1 train per hour (in both directions)
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The network in future:

http://www.4-teilergaenzungen.ch/fil...netzgrafik.pdf
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Main trunk lines have at least 4 stopping trains per hour, some up to 6, plus semi-fast and intercity trains. Rural lines are numbered to recognise them.
That doesn't warrant to call it S-Bahn. These services are plain Regionalbahnen. Nothing else.
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That doesn't warrant to call it S-Bahn.
It might break your heart, but they are officially called that way.
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Tramsets:

VBZ Be 4/6 Tram 2000

This tram was build between 1976 and 1992, it has 50 seats, 86 with carriage. The modified version has 68 seats.




Modified for low level access.

VBZ Be 5/6 - "Cobra"

The newest tram build between 2001 and 2010, has 96 seats.
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That doesn't warrant to call it S-Bahn. These services are plain Regionalbahnen. Nothing else.
S-bahn doesn't just refer to the Stadtschnellbahn networks in Berlin and Hamburg. It can refer to the Stadt-Regionalbahn networks in the metropolitan areas of Germany, Austria and Germanophone Switzerland.
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