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Zollikofen–Bern railway

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Zollikofen–Bern railway
Overview
Line number309
TerminiZollikofen
Bern
Service
Operator(s)Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn
Technical
Line length5.35 km (3.32 mi)
Number of tracks2
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Electrification1250 V DC overhead catenary
Maximum incline4.5%
Route map

km
SBB standard gauge lines
from Olten and Biel
0.00
Zollikofen
SBB line to Bern
Oberzollikofen
1.16
Unterzollikofen
544 m
1.98
Steinibach
528 m
old / new lines
from Worb Dorf
2.60
Worblaufen
(Keilbahnhof)
520 m
Tiefenau bridge (200 m) /
Aare Worblaufen bridge
link from 1965 to 1974
3.63
Bern Tiefenau
523 m
4.21
siding from Felsenau brewery
4.21
Bern Felsenau
529 m
link from 1965 to 1974
5.25
Wildpark
(since 1965)
529 m
Schanzen tunnel (1318 m)
Bern Tierspital
540 m
SBB line from Zollikofen
SBB lines from Lucerne and Thun
6.51
Bern RBS
534 m
SBB standard gauge lines
to Fribourg and Neuchâtel
Source: Swiss railway atlas[1]

The Zollikofen–Bern railway is a metre-gauge and electrified railway line in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

History

An RBS train in Unterzollikofen
An RBS train in Unterzollikofen

The originally approximately eight-kilometer-long railway line was opened by the former Bern-Zollikofen-Bahn on 13 July 1912. The Solothurn-Zollikofen-Bern Bahn (Solothurn-Zollikofen-Bern Railway, SZB) was responsible for its operation from 1 January 1922.

It is now 5.35 kilometres (3.32 mi) long as a result of the line being rebuilt in the city of Bern in 1965 and the closure of the 1.16 kilometres (0.72 mi)-long Zollikofen–Unterzollikofen section in 1974. It is shared by the trains of the Solothurn–Worblaufen railway and the trains of the Worb Dorf–Worblaufen railway between Worblaufen and Bern.

All three routes have been operated since 1 January 1984 by Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn (RBS) and are integrated into the Bern S-Bahn. The line to Unterzollikofen is served by line S9. Worblaufen is its operating centre and is also the location of a depot and a workshop. By contrast, the current terminus at Unterzollikofen has only one dead-end track with a single platform edge.

References

Footnotes

  1. ^ Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz [Swiss railway atlas]. Schweers + Wall. 2012. p. 66. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7.

Sources

  • Wägli, Hans G. (2010). Schienennetz Schweiz und Bahnprofil Schweiz CH+ (in German). Zürich: AS Verlag. ISBN 978-3-909111-74-9.
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