S24 (ZVV)

S24 (ZVV)

Thalwil, one of the stations on the line.

Thalwil, one of the stations on the line.
Type S-Bahn
System Zürich S-Bahn
Status Operational
Locale Zürich, Switzerland
Termini Zürich Oerlikon
Stations 9
Website ZVV (English)
Operator(s) Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The S24 is a regional railway line of the Zürich S-Bahn of the Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV), Zürich transportation network. The line was significantly extended in June 2014, and again in December 2015, and has subsumed the previous S21 line that previously provided service over part of its extended route, and which was itself previously numbered S1.


The line runs from Thayngen to Zug via Schaffhausen, Winterthur Hauptbahnhof, Zürich Airport, Zürich Hauptbahnhof and Thalwil. The following stations are served:[1][2]

The S24 is now the only S-Bahn line that reverses direction in one of the Hauptbahnhof's surface-level terminal platforms rather than running through one of the station's underground platforms.

Rolling stock

Most trips are operated using RABe 514 double-decker electric multiple units.


Trains normally operate every half-hour between Winterthur and Zug, with alternate trains starting from Thayngen. The trip between Thayngen and Zug takes 1 hour 53 minutes.[2]


Before June 2014, S24 referred to a shorter line, running only between Zürich Hauptbahnhof and Horgen Oberdorf. This overlapped with service S21, which connected Thalwil and Zug. Prior to 2012, the S21 also served Sihlbrugg station, situated between Baar and Horgen and permanently closed in that year.

In 2014, the S24 was extended at its southern end to Zug in replacement of the S21, which was then discontinued. At its northern end, it was extended to Zürich Oerlikon in order to provide service to Zurich Wipkingen station, which lost its previous service by lines S2, S8 and S14 when they were diverted to use the Weinberg Tunnel. In late 2015, the S24 was further extended from Zürich Oerlikon to Zürich Airport, Winterthur, Schaffhausen and Thayngen, in order to replace service by the S16 which was curtailed to Zürich Airport.[2][3]

See also


  1. "S-Bahn trains, buses and boats" (PDF). ZVV. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-02-22. Retrieved 2016-02-22.
  2. 1 2 3 "Thayngen–Flughafen–Zürich HB–Thalwil–Zug" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-02-27.
  3. "Zürich HB–Enge–Thalwil–Horgen Oberdorf" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-02-27.

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