Border Crossings: Germany - Switzerland

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Notes:

  • Despite a common electrification system, different designs of overhead line and pantographs prevents through working by electric trains without special arrangements.
  • The Regio-S-Bahn Basel map may assist with understanding cross-border routes in the Basel-area.
  • SBB works passenger trains to and from Basel Badischer Bf via the Basel avoiding line, but all others are operated by DB, including those between Germany and Basel SBB.

Konstanz DB - Kreuzlingen SBB / Kreuzlingen Hafen SBB

[E] Mittel Thurgau Bahn operates through trains between Engen and Weinfelden, Rorschach and Romanshorn via Konstanz and Kreuzlingen/Kreuzlingen Hafen.

(Singen -) Rielasingen DB - Ramsen SBB (- Etzwilen)

[D] Line closed, but there is a project to re-open it as a heritage railway. See www.etzwilen-singen.ch.

(Singen -) Bietingen DB - Thayngen SBB (- Schaffhausen)

[E] SBB works to and from Singen with trains via Zürich. DB works diesel trains between Singen and Basel via Schaffhausen and Waldshut. Trains between the Zürich line and Singen change from left-hand to right-hand running at Schaffhausen.

(Waldshut -) Erzingen (Baden) DB - Trasadingen DB (- Schaffhausen SBB)

[D] DB works diesel trains between Singen and Basel via Schaffhausen and Waldshut.

(Eglisau -) Altenburg Rheinau SBB - Neuhausen SBB (- Schaffhausen)

[E] SBB works all trains between Schaffhausen and Zürich.

(Schaffhausen -) Lottstetten SBB - Rafz SBB (- Eglisau)

see item above.

Waldshut DB - Koblenz SBB

[E] SBB electric trains work to Waldshut. All DB services from Waldshut are diesel-operated.

(Waldshut -) Grenzach DB - Basel Badischer Bf DB

[DE] see headnotes regarding Basel Badischer Bf.

(Lörrach -) Lörrach-Stetten DB - Riehen (b Basel) DB (- Basel Badischer Bf DB)

[E] see headnotes regarding Basel Badischer Bf.

(Freiburg -) Weil (Rhein) DB - Basel Badischer Bf DB

[E] see headnotes regarding Basel Badischer Bf.

(Basel -) Kleinhüningeranlage BVB - Weil am Rhein Grenze (Switzerland) - Dreiländerbrücke (Germany) (- Weil am Rhein Bahnhof/Zentrum BVB)

[E] Metre gauge. The Basler Verkehrsbetriebe tram route to Weil am Rhein Bahnhof/Zentrum was extended across the border from Kleinhüningen on 14 December 2014.

The stop at Weil am Rhein Grenze is served only by trams bound for Basel. Its purpose is to enable Swiss citizens who have been shopping in Weil am Rhein to get off, obtain a German customs stamp on their tax forms and get back on the next tram.

See also