Lausanne railway station
Main (north) entrance to station
Place de la Gare|
1003 Lausanne, Lausanne, Lausanne, Vaud
|Coordinates||46°30′59″N 06°37′45″E / 46.51639°N 6.62917°ECoordinates: 46°30′59″N 06°37′45″E / 46.51639°N 6.62917°E|
|Elevation||452 m (1,483 ft)|
|Opened||5 May 1856|
Location within Switzerland
Lausanne railway station (French: Gare de Lausanne) is the main intercity and regional railway station for the city of Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. It is often known as Lausanne CFF to distinguish it from others in the town.
Lausanne is a through station, which sits at the junction of the Simplon, Olten–Lausanne and Lausanne–Geneva railway lines. Due to this, express passenger trains are available to a wide variety of destinations across the country.
Passenger trains are primarily run by SBB CFF FFS, the Swiss national rail company, with additional international trains run by companies from neighbouring France (TGV), Germany (ICE) and Italy (Cisalpino), with services to Barcelona provided by Elipsos (a joint venture by Spanish RENFE and French SNCF).
Significant improvements are planned for the station by 2020. A third subway is to be constructed for platform access, along with longer platforms to allow larger trains. A new tunnel is also to be built for the Lausanne Métro directly underneath the Renens (West) end of the main line station, with new métro platforms directly connected to the subway, removing the need for some métro passengers to cross the square in front of the station.
|Preceding station||SNCF||Following station|
|Preceding station||Lausanne Métro||Following station|
toward Les Croisettes
- Lausanne station from Place de la Gare
- Lausanne station, looking East.
- View under overall canopy (and a Swiss railway clock), looking East.
- Lausanne Metro Line 2 platforms & train
- "Lausanne Train Station: Gare de Lausanne CFF Station, Schedule Information from Rail Europe". Rail Europe, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-19.
- "Métros 2025" (PDF). Canton of Vaud. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
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