Key changes to the 2019 timetable for the Zurich area.
The IR 17 Bern–Burgdorf–Olten–Zurich main station will now stop at Zurich Altstetten in both directions.
Zurich main station–Winterthur–Romanshorn
The journey time on the IC 8 Brig–Bern–Zurich main station–Romanshorn will be shortened from 71 to 67 minutes between Zurich main station and Romanshorn. The trains will leave Zurich at xx.08 and Romanshorn at xx.48. The journey time on the IR 75 Zurich main station–Konstanz will be shortened from 52 to 49 minutes between Zurich main station and Weinfelden. The trains will now go from/to Lucerne.
Zurich main station–Winterthur–St.Gallen
From Monday to Friday during times of peak traffic, four long-distance services will now run every hour in each direction between Zurich and St. Gallen. The EuroCity (EC) Zurich main station–Munich will be reduced to three pairs of trains. From 10 to 29 April and from 22 July to 8 September 2019, the EC will only operate up to Lindau or Bregenz. The IC Zurich–Munich bus service will be developed as a replacement. All EuroCity (EC) trains will travel between Winterthur and St. Gallen without stopping. There will be changes to journey times on the IC 5 Lausanne/Geneva–Biel/Bienne–Zurich main station (–St. Gallen). The IC 5 will also now serve Zurich Oerlikon. The IR 13 will now run from Zurich main station, through St. Gallen to Chur and will also stop at Zurich Oerlikon and Zurich Airport.
Zurich main station–St.Gallen–Rorschach–Buchs SG–Sargans–Chur
The IR 13 will now run from Zurich main station, through St. Gallen to Chur. Between Zurich and St. Gallen, the IR 13 will call at Zurich Oerlikon, Zurich Airport, Winterthur, Wil SG, Uzwil, Flawil and Gossau SG.
Lucerne–Zug–Zurich main station–Winterthur–Konstanz
The long-distance Lucerne–Zug–Zurich main station trains will now be classified as the IR 70 (stopping at Zug and Thalwil) and the IR 75 (stopping at Rotkreuz, Zug, Baar and Thalwil). The IR 70 will now run between Lucerne and Zurich main station with no connections to Zurich Oerlikon or Zurich Airport. The IR 75 will run from Lucerne to Zurich main station–Zurich Airport–Winterthur–Weinfelden–Konstanz.
Bern–Olten–Zurich main station
The IR 17 Bern–Burgdorf–Olten–Zurich main station will now stop at Zurich Altstetten in both directions. This means that the departure and arrival times at Zurich main station will change by one to two minutes (departing from Zurich main station at xx.53, arriving at Zurich main station at xx.06).
Zurich main station–Winterthur
The S3 will now only run on the Wetzikon–Zurich Hardbrücke section of the route. In times of peak traffic, this service will be extended to/from Bülach. The S8 will now only operate from Pfäffikon SZ to Winterthur. It will be replaced by the S24 on the Winterthur–Weinfelden section of the route. The S11 will operate all day from Aarau/Dietikon to Winterthur–Seuzach/Sennhof (to Wila in times of peak traffic). The S11 will run every half an hour between Dietikon and Winterthur and will not stop between Stettbach and Winterthur. From Winterthur onwards, the S11 will offer an hourly service, alternately stopping at Seuzach and Sennhof-Kyburg. It will replace the S12 on the Winterthur–Seuzach and Winterthur–Winterthur Seen sections of the route. The S12 will still run every half an hour from Brugg AG to Winterthur. On the Winterthur-Schaffhausen section of the route, it will replace the S33 once an hour and the S35 on the Winterthur–Wil SG section of the route. The Winterthur–Seuzach and Winterthur–Winterthur Seen sections of the route will be withdrawn (replaced by the S11). The S23, departing from Winterthur at 06.19, 06.49, 07.19, 07.49 and 08.19 to Zurich Stadelhofen and Zurich main station and departing from Zurich main station at 16.20, 17.06, 17.20 and 18.20 to Zurich Stadelhofen–Winterthur.
The hourly S12 service from Winterthur to Wil SG will be expanded from Monday to Friday, replacing the S35 once an hour. Together, the S12 and the S35 will continue to form an hourly service on the Winterthur–Wil SG section of the route. On Saturday und Sunday, the S35 will operate a half-hourly service on the Winterthur–Wil SG section of the route. The S23 for times of peak traffic (departing from Wil SG at 06.46) will be withdrawn. The S11 Winterthur–St. Gallen for times of peak traffic will be withdrawn between Winterthur and Wil SG. This will be replaced by the direct S12 service from Brugg AG, through Winterthur (departing at 18.11) to Wil SG (arriving at 18.42). The S35 will now operate a daily service running every half an hour up until midnight. There will also be a new daily S35 service from Wil SG (departing at 04.48) to Winterthur (arriving at 05.19). Winterthur offers a connection to Zurich. The S1 will now operate an hourly service on the Wil SG–St. Gallen section of the route, rescheduled by approx. 15 minutes. The S11 Wil SG–Gossau–St. Gallen for times of peak traffic will be withdrawn. At Wil SG, there will now be a connection from the S10 to the RE to St. Gallen at 00.30. From 10 p.m., the S1 will deviate slightly from its exact half-hourly service (departing from St. Gallen at xx.13 instead of xx.16). The S5 St. Gallen–Gossau–Weinfelden service will be rescheduled by approx. five minutes. It will now operate a continuous half-hourly service between Weinfelden and Bischofszell Stadt up until midnight. There will be consolidations to the half-hourly service from Bischofszell Stadt to St. Gallen as a replacement for the former S55 (Monday–Friday half-hourly service from 05.30 to 08.30 and from 12.30 to 19.30, hourly service at all other times).
Zurich main station–Schaffhausen
Expansion to the S3 service at times of peak traffic from Zurich Hardbrücke to Bülach and back. These trains will stop at Zurich Hardbrücke, Zurich Oerlikon, Glattbrugg and Bülach and will replace the additional S-Bahn trains from Zurich Stadelhofen to Bülach and back. The S22 8318 will now depart from Jestetten eleven minutes earlier on Saturdays and Sundays.
The S3 will now only serve the Wetzikon–Zurich Hardbrücke section of the route. This will be extended to/from Bülach in times of peak traffic.
Zurich main station–Meilen–Rapperswil
From 11 June 2019, the S20 will operate from Stäfa to Zurich Hardbrücke in the morning and from Zurich Hardbrücke to Stäfa in the evening in times of peak traffic, stopping at Männedorf, Meilen, Küsnacht ZH, Zurich Stadelhofen and Zurich main station. Departing from Stäfa at: 06.38, 07.08, 07.38 and 08.08 and departing from Zurich Hardbrücke at: 16.51, 17.21 and 17.51. The S20 will serve the purpose of relieving the extremely busy S7 service from Stäfa to Zurich Stadelhofen.
The S11 will operate all day from Aarau/Dietikon to Winterthur–Seuzach/Sennhof (to Wila in times of peak traffic). From Winterthur onwards, the S11 will offer an hourly service, alternately stopping at Seuzach and Sennhof-Kyburg. It will replace the S12 on the Winterthur–Seuzach and Winterthur–Winterthur Seen sections of the route. Exact half-hourly S26 service from Winterthur to Bauma and back. The half-hourly service between Bauma and Rüti ZH will be introduced at a later date.
Olten–Zurich main station
The S11 will operate all day from Aarau/Dietikon to Winterthur–Seuzach/Sennhof (to Wila in times of peak traffic) and will replace the S3 between Aarau/Dietikon and Zurich Hardbrücke. The S11 will operate with 300 m trains and offer additional seating in times of peak traffic. The S11 will be condensed to a half-hourly service between Aargau und Dietikon in times of peak traffic. These trains will not call at Othmarsingen. The S29 will only operate between Aarau and Turgi (instead of Langenthal–Olten–Aarau–Turgi as before). It will now offer a half-hourly service at weekends too and will be expanded by two hours every evening (now up until 10 p.m.).