Friday, June 02, 2017

Zurich HB

Zurich HB ("Main Station") is one of my all-time favorite train stations. The Swiss did sensible extensions to their historic train station, even tunneled under it without destroying the effectiveness of the existing terminal station. There are 3 separate tunnel systems under the station (SZU, S-Bahn to Stadelhofen, and the new long distance tracks to Oerlikon).

The main hall sees markets and events throughout the year. The local kiosk has a wide selection of modelling-, airplane-, and railroading- related magazines.

The main departure board shows all trains leaving in the next 30 minutes. Zurich has more departures in one hour than the busiest West Coast train station per day.

15 minutes before departure my train is pushed to the platform.

No comments: