2012: Switzerland Gets a New Railway Station

June 29, 2012

In western Switzerland’s canton (member state) of Vaud, a railway station was formally inaugurated in the municipality of Prilly. (This municipality is a western suburb of Lausanne, the capital of Vaud, and located near that city’s district of Malley.) It took three-and-a-half years for Switzerland’s national railway company Swiss Federal Railways (also widely known by its German name Schweizerische Bundesbahnen [SBB]) to build the Prilly-Malley railway station. The construction costs for the station were split between the cantonal government of Vaud and Switzerland’s federal government.

Those on hand for the Friday dedication of the new facility included Pascal Boulis, a member of the Council of State in Vaud (the canton’s executive body); Allain Gilliéron, syndic (mayor) of Prilly; and Andreas Meyer, general manager of SBB. An open house at the Prilly-Malley railway station was held for the public the following day.

The Prilly-Malley railway station is a depot for RER Vaud, an S-Bahn urban/suburban transit system operated within that region of Switzerland by SBB. The RER Vaud train services that make regular stops at the station on a daily basis are the S1, S2, and S3 lines.

Photo Credit: Abaddon1337 (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on the Prilly-Malley railway station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prilly-Malley_railway_station

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