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Bahnhof Pfäffikon SZ

I was just passing through Pfaffikon SZ and while waiting at the Bahnhof I noticed 10 trains that arrived in Pfaffikon SZ bahnhof, two at a time, at the same time

S2 to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
RE to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
voralpen express going both directions arrived at the same time
And an Austrian ÖBB to Zurich and to Vienna both passes through Pfaffikon SZ almost at the same time

There are only 7 Gleins Is Pfaffikon SZ such an important train hub that SBB adjust the timing of the trains so that both directions arrive at the same time?
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Yes, one is for the English speakers, the other for the swiss german speakers, they cannot communicate.
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any crashes?
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I was just passing through Pfaffikon SZ and while waiting at the Bahnhof I noticed 10 trains that arrived in Pfaffikon SZ bahnhof, two at a time, at the same time

S2 to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
RE to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
voralpen express going both directions arrived at the same time
And an Austrian ÖBB to Zurich and to Vienna both passes through Pfaffikon SZ almost at the same time

There are only 7 Gleins Is Pfaffikon SZ such an important train hub that SBB adjust the timing of the trains so that both directions arrive at the same time?
Are you 8 years old?
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I was just passing through Pfaffikon SZ and while waiting at the Bahnhof I noticed 10 trains that arrived in Pfaffikon SZ bahnhof, two at a time, at the same time

S2 to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
RE to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
voralpen express going both directions arrived at the same time
And an Austrian ÖBB to Zurich and to Vienna both passes through Pfaffikon SZ almost at the same time

There are only 7 Gleins Is Pfaffikon SZ such an important train hub that SBB adjust the timing of the trains so that both directions arrive at the same time?
Yes it is and it's also a triumph of SBB planning and organisation
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I was just passing through Pfaffikon SZ and while waiting at the Bahnhof I noticed 10 trains that arrived in Pfaffikon SZ bahnhof, two at a time, at the same time

S2 to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
RE to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
voralpen express going both directions arrived at the same time
And an Austrian ÖBB to Zurich and to Vienna both passes through Pfaffikon SZ almost at the same time

There are only 7 Gleins Is Pfaffikon SZ such an important train hub that SBB adjust the timing of the trains so that both directions arrive at the same time?
You have been witness to an extremely rare and complex maneuver called the "Swedish Periscope". It requires tremendous coordination to carry out safely and thus it is seldom attempted by the SBB in the wild. Needless to say, train watchers around the globe froth at the mouth of capturing this spectacle and therefore will likely be in touch with you in case you have managed to capture a footage they could study.
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I was just passing through Pfaffikon SZ and while waiting at the Bahnhof I noticed 10 trains that arrived in Pfaffikon SZ bahnhof, two at a time, at the same time

S2 to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
RE to Zurich and away from Zurich both arrived at the same time
voralpen express going both directions arrived at the same time
And an Austrian ÖBB to Zurich and to Vienna both passes through Pfaffikon SZ almost at the same time

There are only 7 Gleins Is Pfaffikon SZ such an important train hub that SBB adjust the timing of the trains so that both directions arrive at the same time?
here a picture of the 8th train
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Re: Bahnhof Pfäffikon SZ

yes! I considered waiting just to see what is next. I should have waited because I would have loved to see it
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Re: Bahnhof Pfäffikon SZ

However I did see the famous Orient Express pass through Pfaffikon SZ this summer.

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