Stettbach railway station

The Dübendorf train station is one of the thirteen SBB stations on the territory of the Swiss city of Zurich. It is located directly at the city limits and is named after the members of the neighboring community Dübendorf hamlet Dübendorf. The SBB designated the building commonly known as S-Bahn station Dübendorf, VBZ in turn calls her stop station Dübendorf. Interlocking Technically, it is a stop and no train station, since trains can neither end nor contact.


Tunnel and train station are both part of the new buildings that were created specifically for the S -Bahn Zurich and commissioned in May 1990. The station was created together with the Zurich mountain tunnel as the northernmost section of the open pit.

When planning the Zurich S-Bahn was planned a stop from the beginning in the area of ​​Zurich mountain tunnel portal. This was at that time still on the green meadow, but in the midst of a Bauentwicklungsgebietes. The construction of the station, it was decided to extend also in the planning stages Schwamendinger tram line to the S-Bahn station, where their last stop should be placed. In addition to the tram line and a generous bus stop was planned. The opportunity was allowed to slip by to create a node between the web and the rest of urban transport here. The then also planned park -and-ride facility was not implemented at this time, the preliminary work on the construction of the station were carried out. The tram station was opened in 1986, when the underlying station was still under construction. Due to the shell station the entire site traffic of Zurich mountain tunnel was conducted.

The aboveground part of the plant was redesigned in connection with the construction of Glattalbahn in the years 2009 and 2010. The tram and bus systems were adapted to the new needs. Around the entrance to the underground station originated spacious areas for pedestrians.


The largely underground station consists of a good 300 -meter central platform at the northeastern end of the Zurich mountain tunnel at the other ( southern ) end of the Zurich Stadelhofen Station is. To the north, the mountain line leaves Zurich at the end of the station the tunnel and replaced by an incision on the Neugutviadukt towards Dietlikon, after the old Oerlikon - NOB original route Wallisellenstrasse -Effretikon is achieved. On the Neugutviadukt branches off a free level double track connection towards Dübendorf to Glatthalbahnstrecke Wallisellenstrasse - examination from (not to be confused with the Glattalbahn ).

The station came to rest where the path is introduced to the beginning of the rock section of Zurich mountain tunnel in the open surface mining in the section. Because of this side of the Zurich mountain tunnel should be excavated with a tunnel boring machine, the station was to create in the shell before the actual outbreak of the tunnel. Therefore, the excavation began in the summer of 1983 and could be finished quickly, thanks to favorable weather conditions. Special attention, even for the later building, had to be given to the rising terrain with the water table. For this, the route of Northern falls to south. The water table rises in the area of ​​the station from north to south at 0.7 to over 8 meters above the railhead. To ensure the groundwater circulation under the building, two permeable gravel layers of five meters wide and five feet thick were used under the base plate. Groundwater is also the reason why the support structure which surrounds the railway line had to be largely designed as a closed box section. Only at the northern end of the design was adequate as an open trough. During the construction of the first 120 cm thick bottom plate was concreted and only then set the walls and pillars on the bottom plate. The ceiling of the station part could be concreted with a falsework. In contrast, the 105 meters south of the air hole had to be built with a cross section of 8 to 11.5 meters with prestressed hollow beam boxes and in-situ concrete, since the same time as the follower of the tunnel boring machine had to be assembled. Two escalators, a fixed staircase and single-sided glass-enclosed elevator lead to the overlying tram and bus stop. The southern staircase led in the middle of the green meadow south of Dübendorfstrasse where originally intended to create a Park Ride facility until 2010. The lift here originally planned was never built and the staircase has long been characterized only as an emergency exit; with the conversion of public transport platform and the laying of the Dübendorfstrasse to the south opens up the stairs now close to the southern sidewalk and is characterized as a regular output since early 2011.

The bleak concrete tube of the S-Bahn station was upgraded artistically on request Dübendorf. The funds for this were provided by the City Dübendorf and from the local private economy. The artist Gottfried Honegger, whose old Swiss studio is located in Gockhausen spontaneously brought before an idea of ​​what convinced the founders: the tunnel walls should be colored to 250 meters in length and each indicating the direction of travel ( stadtein and out of town) are marked. His idea was carried out in the form of 42 -color " images ", each consisting of 20 enamelled triangular metal plates. At this Artwork high technical demands are made, since trains with up to 120 km / h around half a meter on the artwork pass - with the corresponding pressure and suction.

As roadbed a non ballasted track was chosen as in Zurich mountain tunnel. This consists of normal concrete bi- block sleepers, which are provided with a rubber shoe. These are molded with fine concrete in the recess of the support plate. As rails vignol type UIC 54 were installed.


S -Bahn Zurich

The Dübendorf station is serviced exclusively by S-Bahn trains.

  • S 3 Aarau - Lenzburg - Dietikon - Zurich HB - Effretikon - Wetzikon
  • S 9 train - Affoltern am Albis - Zurich HB - Uster
  • S 12 Brugg - Zurich HB - Winterthur HB - Seuzach / lakes

The lines serve the station basically all day every day every half hour ( with varying endpoints ). The S 5 and S 15 run between Stadelhofen and examination without stopping in Dübendorf or to the other intermediate stations.

  • SN1 Zurich HB - Zurich Stadelhofen - Dietlikon - Effretikon - Winterthur
  • SN5 Zurich Oerlikon - Zurich HB - Zurich Stadelhofen - Uster - Wetzikon - Rapperswil


At the surface, since 1986 the terminus of the VBZ Tram line 7, which moves to the center of Zurich, as well as six regional bus lines provide access to the Dübendorf and the surrounding Glatt valley and various industrial and commercial zones. At the station in addition there are park-and- ride facilities for motorized traffic.

Initially developed next to the tram line 7 only three regional bus lines, the S -Bahn station. This regional transport program was gradually expanded over the years and now includes:

  • 7 Station Dübendorf - Schwamendingenstrasse - Central - Hauptbahnhof - Bahnhof Enge - Wollishofen
  • 12 Station Dübendorf - Wallisellenstrasse - Auzelg - Glattbrugg - Zurich Airport
  • 743 Station Dübendorf - Dübendorf, Church Wil - Fällanden Municipal House - Maur lake
  • 744 Station Dübendorf - Dübendorf, Church Wil - Fällanden Municipal House - Scheurenstraße, Station
  • 751 Station Dübendorf - Gockhausen - Zurich, Church Fluntern
  • 752 Station Dübendorf - Dübendorf train station - Dübendorf, artificial ice rink
  • 760 Station Dübendorf - EMPA - Dübendorf train station - Dübendorf, Gfenn Hofacher / Dübendorf, Gfenn

In December 2010, the line was 12 Glattalbahn with termini Dübendorf airport and Zurich to its operation. With the completion of the third phase of development of Glatttalbahn the importance of the station continued to rise as an end- point of transfer and public transport.

Planned extensions

As a result, the regional transport conference Glattal an extension of the tram line 7 ( to Dübendorf North Station and later cheeks) registered in the cantonal structure plan that would share the track beds Glattalbahn. Due to the population and traffic forecasts no need for this is recognized, however, until 2025, so there is currently no concrete plans nor license applications for the respective routes.

The Zurich Zoo has configured a cable car that would connect the station to the zoo grounds on the Zurich mountain. The project is opposed by local residents along the route and the city of Dübendorf.