Romanshorn train station

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Romanshorn station, 1988
Romanshorn station, 1988
Location in the network Separation station
Platform tracks 5
abbreviation RH
IBNR 8506121
opening 1855
Architectural data
architect Johann Jakob Breitinger
City / municipality Romanshorn
Canton Thurgau
Country Switzerland
Coordinates 746 331  /  270252 coordinates: 47 ° 34 '0 "  N , 9 ° 23' 0"  O ; CH1903:  seven hundred and forty-six thousand three hundred thirty-one  /  270252
Height ( SO ) 398  m
Railway lines
List of train stations in Switzerland

The station Romanshorn is a railway junction in the Thurgau Municipality Romanshorn on Lake Constance. It is served by the SBB , the Thurbo and the Swiss Südostbahn with long-distance and regional traffic, including three lines of the St. Gallen S-Bahn .


Aerial photo from 300 m by Walter Mittelholzer (1924)
Romanshorn station (1973)

The station was opened in 1855 after a two-year planning period together with the first stage of the Bodenseebahn to Winterthur as its terminus. In the same year, the station building was also built according to plans by Johann Jakob Breitinger .

In 1869 the lake line from Romanshorn to Rorschach of the Swiss Northeast Railway went into operation. In the same year, trajectories between Romanshorn and Friedrichshafen as well as Lindau and the Austrian Bregenz were set up for cross-border freight traffic to and from Germany . The connection to Friedrichshafen is the basis for the 1929 Romanshorn – Friedrichshafen car ferry . The ferry service with Friedrichshafen ceased after 107 years of operation in 1976, that to Lindau and Bregenz with the outbreak of the Second World War.

On July 1, 1871, the rail connection to Kreuzlingen Hafen and across the border to Konstanz train station was opened .

On October 1, 1910, the Bodensee-Toggenburg Railway opened the route via St. Gallen and Wattwil to Nesslau.

Reconstruction 2001-2003

After a major renovation at the beginning of the 20th century, almost no noteworthy renovations were carried out in the passenger station for around 90 years.

At the turn of the millennium, operations were still managed by five mechanical interlockings from the Braunschweig company Jüdel from 1913. The southern exit was spanned by the last signal bridge in Switzerland. The public facilities were also out of date; Access to tracks 5 and 6 was via a level crossing , which was secured by the legendary "Chetteli", ie chains and a roller door. In order to make it possible to transfer to the ferry, the Zurich express trains had to be withdrawn during the stay and thus open the passage.

Therefore, the SBB decided to invest 50 million francs in the modernization of the station. The contributions of the community were accepted in a vote with 86 percent yes-votes.

The modernization began in summer 2001 and lasted until the end of November 2003. Track 1, the locomotive depot from 1900 as well as various buildings and tracks of the former freight station were closed. The mechanical interlockings were replaced by an electronic Siemens interlocking of the SIMIS C type and with it the trowel signals and the hand-operated barriers.

Comfort has also been greatly improved in the public area. The generous pedestrian underpass replaced the "Chetteli crossing". For passenger information, flyer displays and screens were purchased, which replaced the lever operated panels from 1920. The platforms were raised, the roofs and loudspeakers replaced. The two kiosks were replaced by a new building. Thanks to an extension of platform 2, the express trains in the direction of Zurich can now run on platform 3.

In the course of this renovation, the station square was also renewed. The sculpture of the mythical creature "Mocmoc" by the artist duo Com & Com caused a sensation beyond the country's borders . The heated debates in the population led to a consultative vote, in which the voters on May 17, 2004 voted 53.5% yes for the Mocmoc to remain on the station square.

Developments since 2003

The SBB locomotive depot and the signal boxes have been marketed as Locorama , a railway adventure world, by the Historic Central Thurgau Railway Association since 2003 . The historical signal bridge, the coal shed and the water crane are also part of Locorama .

In the course of Bahn 2000 , an hourly InterCity service with IC2000 trains was introduced between Romanshorn and Brig .

In the course of the line reform of the St. Gallen S-Bahn , the Voralpen-Express was shortened in 2013 to the St. Gallen – Lucerne train route and between Romanshorn and St. Gallen by the consolidation of the S3 from Nesslau - Neu St. Johann via St. Gallen and Romanshorn replaced after Schaffhausen.


As of the 2019 timetable

Long-distance transport

Regional traffic

S-Bahn St. Gallen
  • S 7 Weinfelden (every hour) - Romanshorn - Rorschach ( every half hour)
  • S 8 Wil SG (as S1) - St. Gallen - Romanshorn - Kreuzlingen - Schaffhausen
  • S 10 Wil SG - Weinfelden - Romanshorn at (A) every half hour, at (C) every hour
Zurich S-Bahn

Web links

Commons : Bahnhof Romanshorn  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Romanshorn train station and harbor area in , from September 12, 2004, PDF, accessed on February 21, 2011
  2. ^ Hans E. Schäffeler: The station and port facilities of Romanshorn , 75 years of SBB, 1977.
  3. ^ A b Christian H. Köpfer: Romanshorn - Life with the train. Zurich 2004.
  4. Historical Station Ensemble Romanshorn in , PDF, accessed 21 February 2011
  5. ^ Website Mocmoc . Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  6. LOCORAMA Romanshorn ( Memento of the original from April 20, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. in , PDF, accessed on February 21, 2011 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. ↑ Route network map S-Bahn St.Gallen 2013  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. in: , accessed on February 21, 2011@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /