The loudspeakers at the stations inform you about long-distance train arrivals. In the event of an incident or disruption, we will also inform you about the current status of your train.

We announce the arrivals of long-distance trains (InterRegio, InterCity and international trains) via the loudspeakers. We provide you with the following information:

  • The track the train is arriving on (e.g. track 3).
  • The type of train (e.g. IC 8, IR 35, EC).
  • The destination (e.g. Zurich main station).
  • The most important stops along the route (known as “vias”, e.g. Olten on the Bern–Zurich route).
  • The departure time (e.g. 16:02)
  • The 1st and 2nd class sections and the dining car (e.g. 1st class: section A and B).

A full announcement may say:

“Track 3, arrival of InterCity 81 to Olten, Zurich Altstetten, Zurich main station, departure 8:38. 1st class: section B, 2nd class: sections C and D.”

In the event of a disruption or incident, we will also inform you of the following details over the loudspeakers:

  • The type of incident (e.g. delay, technical fault on the vehicle, storm damage).
  • The actual delay (e.g. approx. 6 min. late, cancelled).
  • Any alternative connections (e.g. other route, replacement train, replacement bus).

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