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Vevey railway station

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Elevation  383 m (1,257 ft)
Opened  2 April 1861
Address  1800 Vevey, Switzerland
Platforms in use  5
Vevey railway station
Location  Place de la Gare 1800 Vevey Vevey, Vaud Switzerland
Operated by  SBB-CFF-FFS Transports Montreux–Vevey–Riviera
Line(s)  Lausanne–Domodossola Vevey–Puidoux-Chexbres Vevey–Les Pléiades
Connections  Postauto buses Trolleybuses of the VMCV
Similar  Montreux railway station, Blonay–Chamby museum railway, Alimentarium, Mont Pèlerin, Museo Suizo de la Cámara F

Vevey railway station (French: Gare de Vevey) is a public transport hub not far from the shore of Lake Geneva. It serves the municipality of Vevey, in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland.

Contents

SBB-CFF-FFS passenger trains call here while operating on the lakeside section of the standard gauge Simplon railway line.

The station is also the western terminus of the standard gauge Chemin de fer Vevey-Chexbres to Puidoux-Chexbres on the Olten–Lausanne railway line, and a metre gauge line from Vevey to Blonay and Les Pléiades.

History

Vevey station was opened on 2 April 1861, when the then Jura–Simplon Railway (JS) opened the Lausanne–Villeneuve section of its standard gauge Simplon railway line to Sion. This line is now owned and operated by SBB-CFF-FFS.

In 1902, operations began on the present day Transports Montreux–Vevey–Riviera metre gauge line to Blonay and Les Pléiades. In 1904, the line to Châtel-Saint-Denis, also metre gauge, became available for traffic. In the same year, the standard gauge Chemin de fer Vevey–Chexbres (VCh) line was opened to link Vevey with Puidoux-Chexbres.

The metre gauge line to Chatel-Saint-Denis was closed in 1969 and was replaced by VMCV bus line 13.

Location

The station is about 300 metres (980 ft) north of the lakeside marketplace. In the immediate vicinity can be found the Centre Saint-Antoine and Midi-Coindet shopping centres, which combine to form one of the largest shopping facilities in western Switzerland. Next to the station, in the old post office building, is the Coop Pronto office, amongst others.

Layout

As at the nearby Montreux railway station, access to the main platform is from the first floor of the station building, instead of the ground floor. The track system comprises one side and two centre platforms, along with some goods tracks.

Tracks 1 and 3 are reserved for SBB-CFF-FFS traffic on the Simplon railway line (there is no track 2).

Track 5, which is located with track 3 and the short track 4 on one of the centre platforms, serves the Train des Vignes as S31 to Puidoux-Chexbres.

The other centre platform, with tracks 6 (standard gauge) and 7 (metre gauge), which is in the western part of a small curve, usually serves only the MVR traffic to Blonay and Les Pléiades.

Long distance

  • IR Genève-Aéroport – Geneva-Cornavin – Lausanne– Vevey – Montreux – Aigle – Sion – Sierre - Leuk – Visp – Brig (twice hourly, one of them with additional stops at Gland, Renens, Bex and Saint-Maurice)
  • RE Saint-Maurice – Aigle – Montreux – Vevey – Lausanne (combined during peak times)
  • REV

    The Réseau Express Vaudois (REV) serves Vevey every hour with two lines:

  • S 1 Yverdon-les-Bains – Lausanne – Vevey – La Tour-de-Peilz – Clarens – Montreux – Veytaux-Chillon – Villeneuve
  • S 3 Allaman – Lausanne – Vevey – Montreux – Villeneuve (runs faster between Lausanne and Montreux)
  • S 31 Vevey–Vevey Funiculaire–Puidoux-Chexbres (Train des Vignes)
  • Other regional traffic

  • R Vevey–Blonay–Les Pléiades
  • Bus service

    The VMCV serves the station (Vevey Gare) with various lines:

  • Line 201 (a trolleybus line): Vevey Funi–Vevey Gare–La Tour-de-Peilz–Montreux–Chillon–Villeneuve
  • Line 202: Vevey Gare–Crosets–Gilamont–Entre deux Villes–Vevey Gare
  • Line 211: Vevey–Corsier–Corseaux
  • Line 212: Vevey–Funiculaire–Corsier–Nant/Fenil Vieille Rte.
  • Line 213: Vevey–Châtel-Saint-Denis/Bossonnens
  • References

    Vevey railway station Wikipedia


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