Reichenau-Tamins (Rhaetian Railway station)

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Reichenau-Tamins
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Glacier Express leaving Reichenau-Tamins.
Location7015 Tamins
Imboden, Graubünden
Switzerland
Coordinates46°49′25″N 09°24′45″E / 46.82361°N 9.41250°E / 46.82361; 9.41250Coordinates: 46°49′25″N 09°24′45″E / 46.82361°N 9.41250°E / 46.82361; 9.41250
Elevation604 m (1,982 ft)
Owned byRhaetian Railway
Operated byRhaetian Railway
Line(s)Landquart–Thusis
Reichenau-Tamins–Disentis/Mustér
Distance23.57 km (14.65 mi)
from Landquart
Connections
  • Chur S-Bahn
  • Local buses
History
Opened1 July 1896 (1896-07-01)
Electrified1 August 1921 (1921-08-01)
Route map
KARTE rhb.png Reichenau-Tamins forms part of the Rhaetian Railway network.
Location
Reichenau-Tamins is located in Switzerland
Reichenau-Tamins
Reichenau-Tamins
Location within Switzerland

Reichenau-Tamins is a railway station serving the communities of Reichenau and Tamins in Switzerland. It is an important station for connections between the Landquart–Thusis and the Reichenau-Tamins–Disentis/Mustér lines as it is where the two lines diverge. From this station, there are trains to Chur (of which RE1 and RE3 operate direct throughout most of the day), Disentis, Scuol, St. Moritz and Thusis. At Chur, there are also mainline connecting services to Zurich.

Rhaetian Railway services[edit]

  • RE1/R11 - 1tph
  • RE3/R31 - 1tph
  • S8 - 1tph
  • S9 - 1tph
Preceding station   Rhätische Bahn   Following station
toward St. Moritz
RE1
RE940
Terminus
toward Chur
RE3
RE910/RE920
toward Scuol-Tarasp
toward Scuol-Tarasp
toward St. Moritz
R11

R940

Limited service
toward Chur
toward Chur
R31

R910/R920

Limited service
toward Landquart
toward Rhäzüns
S1
S-Bahn
toward Schiers
toward Thusis
S2
S-Bahn
toward Chur

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Punctuality[edit]

As far as the RhB goes, this station is blessed with relative punctuality.

Facilities[edit]

There is a waiting room on the island platform from which all trains depart; this station experiences near solely connecting traffic, subsequently connections are good, though connections from the Surselva line to the St. Moritz train and the reverse are long at near 20 minutes. There is a bistro at this station with a remarkably affordable menu and great choice of ice cream. There are also vending machines and a ticket machine.

Future[edit]

The RhB is on the cusp of constructing a new bridge over the Rhine, this will allow them to increase frequencies on both Surselva and Thusis trains. There is an information panel about this project on the platform, it will not replace the existing bridge, but will allow the potential 3x an hour Ilanz service planned for around 2019.

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