Swiss Railway Stations


Switzerland – The journey continues 

The second series of de nitive stamps under the heading “Swiss railway stations” covers requirements for midi letters (A and B Mail), large letters (B Mail), and standard letters sent to addresses in Europe.

The legacy of railway history since the rst half of the 19th century includes a huge number of constructions – ranging from bridges and tunnels, power generation plants and workshops to station buildings. Many of the latter are urban landmarks serving as transport interfaces.

Appenzell – This time the journey begins in tranquil Appenzell (CHF 1.10). The station was built in 1886 and renovated in 1938. The build- ing’s historicist architecture blends in perfectly with the style of the village.

Zug – In contrast, the CHF 1.30 stamp shows Zug’s station at the junction of the Zu- rich-Lucerne and Zurich-Gotthard lines. With its multi-level glass structure, what is very probably Switzerland’s most mod- ern station building is the result of an ar- chitectural competition.

Scuol-Tarasp – The nal leg takes us to Scuol-Tarasp (CHF 1.80). Renovated in 2009, the station forms the terminus of the one-meter gauge Bever–Scuol-Tarasp line opened in 1913. This building, too, re ects the indigenous architecture and incorporates a number of characteristic local elements.

Interlaken Ost – The CHF 1.40 stamp depicts Interlaken Ost, a station served by several rail com- panies operating both one-metre gauge and standard-gauge trains. The elongated building in the so-called Heimatschutz style, which was designed to re ect local architecture, was built between 1919 and 1921.

Issue Date: 08.08.2017
Designer: Nicole Jara Vizcardo, Anglikon (student, Zurich University of the Arts)
Printer: Cartor Security Printing La Loupe, France
Process: Offset,
Colours: 2-Colour
Size: 33 × 28mm