St. Moritz (Rhaetian Railway station)

St. Moritz is a railway station in the resort town of St. Moritz, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It is the southern terminus of the Albula Railway line from Chur, and a northern terminus for the Bernina Railway line from Tirano in Italy. The station also serves as a terminus for local bus and Postbus services.

St Moritz
St. Moritz station building
LocationVia Grevas
7500 St. Moritz
Maloja, Graubünden
Switzerland
Coordinates46°29′52″N 9°50′48″E
Elevation1,775 m
Owned byRhaetian Railway
Operated byRhaetian Railway
Line(s)Albula Railway
Bernina Railway
Distance102.93 km from Thusis
0 km from St. Moritz
Platforms5
ConnectionsPostauto and local buses
History
Opened10 July 1904 (1904-07-10)
Route map
St. Moritz as shown on the RhB network
Location
St Moritz
Location within Switzerland

Hourly services operate on both the Albula and Bernina lines. Because these two lines operate with different types and levels of power supply, St Moritz is also a "Power supply switch" station (Systemwechselbahnhof).

The station is located at a height of 1,775 m (5,823 ft) above sea level and is the highest urban railway station in Switzerland.

History

The station came into operation in 1904. At this time St Moritz had already had its own electric tram service, Strassenbahn St. Moritz, since 1896 and there were plans to build a branch line to link the tram service to the new station. For financial reasons the short linking branch line was never built, however.

Rhaetian Railway services

  • RE1/R11 - 1tph
  • R5 - 1tph
Preceding station   Rhatische Bahn   Following station
TerminusRE1
RE940
toward Chur
R5
R950
toward Tirano
R11

R940

Limited service
toward Chur

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