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Chur - Arosa

Toma Bacic
 

Hello all!
What is the reason, why in post-1997 time, RhB never introduced through
services to Arosa? E.g. Landquart - Arosa, etc...?

regards & thank you
toma

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john_dmj
 

My suspicion is that the train would have to cross the standard gauge tracks at Chur, an operation which may not be permitted or covered by insurance.

On 22 August 2019 at 23:29 Toma Bacic <toma.bacic@...> wrote:


Hello all!
What is the reason, why in post-1997 time, RhB never introduced through
services to Arosa? E.g. Landquart - Arosa, etc...?

regards & thank you
toma

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Guerbetaler
 

Am 22.08.2019 um 21:06 schrieb john_dmj:
My suspicion is that the train would have to cross the standard gauge
tracks at Chur, an operation which may not be permitted or covered by
insurance.
It is permitted and can be done/has been done for extra workings. But this only works from Landquart direction to Arosa, not from Disentis or Arosa.

Landquart - Arosa isn't a market. Additionally you would rather take the faster standard gauge train in Landquart to Chur and change there. Standard gauge needs 8 or 9 min, meter gauge 18 or 19 min.

People travelling to Arosa come from Zürich or St. Gallen direction, if not locally from Chur. A few might also come from Thusis, Ilanz oder Lenzerheide direction, maybe also from Klosters, Davos or Scuol. But this doesn't fill trains.

If the train from Scuol continues to Disentis, this isn't to cover a big demand of passengers wishing to travel Scuol - Disentis. It's rather for those from Klosters direction who want to go to Chur, so they can remain seated.

Markus, Gürbetal

glenn allen
 

My suspicion is that the train would have to cross the standard gauge tracks at Chur, an operation which may not be permitted or covered by insurance.
Would it not be more a question of the logistics of the shunt move from the RhB main lines (track 10) across the SBB lines to the Arosa side. The plan to move the Arosa tracks to a new set of platforms was considered as too expensive.
It would be possible to install new tracks over the SBB lines after they’ve got out of the station area. Again, a question of cost.

gordonwis
 

On Thursday, 22 August 2019, 22:45:44 BST, glenn allen via Groups.Io <glenn_rhb=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It would be possible to install new tracks over the SBB lines after they’ve got out of the station area. Again, a question of cost.
As Markus says, Arosa works perfectly well without through services, so spending huge sums to create something is a low priority, there are more important things for money to be spent on in Graubunden I think