4th expansion Zurich S-Bahn
With the 4th phase of expansion of the Zurich S-Bahn rail network, the Zurich S-Bahn system is currently undergoing the largest expansion of service since the start of operations. All the fundamental details on the project can be found here .
The implementation phase is now underway. In the following, you will find the latest reports and the most important information on the project as well as any changes.
Groundbreaking of the 4th phase of expansion
With the groundbreaking ceremony in May 2012, the implementation of the 4th phase of expansion was officially launched.
Modern rolling stock for the 4th phase of expansion
Along with new trains (regional double-deck trains), the existing S-Bahn trains will be needed to meet the expanded service offerings instituted in the 4th phase of expansion. All double deckers of the first generation will thus be modernised and equipped with air conditioning among other refurbishments. Here you can learn more about the fleet renewal of the Zurich S-Bahn.
Due to high costs and low levels of use, the cantonal government resolved to close the Schloss Laufen station near the Rhine Falls by the end of 2015 (board decision ) . The Rhine Falls tourist destination will continue to be served by bus and S-Bahn.
In connection with an urgent postulate of the Cantonal Council, individual aspects of this decision will be subjected to further in-depth review.
In the next few years, the long-distance services between Zurich and Chur will be gradually expanded. These expansions will also marginally affect the Zurich S-Bahn. More details on the service adjustments in the March region can be found here.