Erstfeld railway station

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Erstfeld
Ce6-8.jpeg
Crocodile locomotive on display at Erstfeld depot
Location Erstfeld, Uri
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°49′13″N 8°39′01″E / 46.820267°N 8.650146°E / 46.820267; 8.650146Coordinates: 46°49′13″N 8°39′01″E / 46.820267°N 8.650146°E / 46.820267; 8.650146
Elevation 472 m (1,549 ft)[1]
Owned by Swiss Federal Railways
Operated by Swiss Federal Railways
Line(s) Gotthard railway
Distance 41.6 km (25.8 mi) from Immensee[1]
Location
Erstfeld is located in Switzerland
Erstfeld
Erstfeld
Location within Switzerland

Erstfeld (German: Bahnhof Erstfeld) is a railway station in the Swiss canton of Uri and municipality of Erstfeld. The station is situated on the Gotthard railway, at the foot of the ramp up to the Gotthard Base Tunnel.[1][2]

The station is served by an hourly InterRegio train between Locarno and Arth-Goldau, which continues alternately either to Basel SBB or to Zürich HB, and by line S2 of the Stadtbahn Zug, which operates hourly between Zug, Arth-Goldau and Erstfeld.[3]

A motive power depot at Erstfeld station houses rolling stock needed for the Gotthard route, and especially for banking service. A Ce 6/8 "crocodile" serves as a memorial for the legendary Gotthard locomotives.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. p. 34. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.
  2. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  3. ^ "Abfahrt Bahnhof Erstfeld" (PDF). Swiss Federal Railways. Retrieved 2012-09-27.

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