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175 years of Swiss Railways: What did Stadler, Thurbo, and SBB prepare to mark this milestone?

175 years of Swiss Railways: What did Stadler, Thurbo, and SBB prepare to mark this milestone?
photo: Stadler/175 years of Swiss Railways: What did Stadler, Thurbo, and SBB prepare to mark this milestone?
07 / 06 / 2022

Switzerland is celebrating 175 years of Swiss Railways. To mark the occasion, Stadler, Thurbo and SBB will be transforming the St. Margrethen station area into a festival site on June 11, 2022. Under the motto "Public transport without borders - cross-border transport," numerous experiences around the theme of railroads, as well as various entertainment and catering options, await.

175 years of Swiss Railroads: Open Day in St. Margrethen / Stadler

Open day at Stadler's newest plant

Stadler is simultaneously celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and opening the doors of its plant in St. Margrethen to the public for the first time. The center of excellence for double-decker multiple units was already occupied in 2020 and is the most modern production facility for rail vehicles in Europe. After two years of delay due to the pandemic, Stadler is now able to present its newest plant to the public for the first time. In addition to a tour of the plant, there are other highlights to discover. For example, visitors will get an insight into how Stadler uses "virtual reality" in train construction. A "Powerpack Model" also shows how Stadler is developing forward-looking, sustainable mobility solutions using hydrogen and batteries. For the youngest guests and those whose legs get tired, there will also be a fun train that runs around the factory premises.

Experience SBB and SBB Cargo live

Discover the latest leisure trends and find out about developments in the field of sustainability in the marquee. Experience rolling stock live - exclusively for you SBB is today opening the doors of modern and historic locomotives and multiple units from Switzerland and Austria. You can also find out more about SBB Cargo's climate-friendly transport by rail, careers in freight rail, and where rail freight transport already works digitally and automatically.

20 years of Thurbo

Lively, enterprising, and not a bit tired - that's Thurbo two decades after the start of operations. Visit the Thurbo market stand and learn more about attractive destinations in Eastern Switzerland and around Lake Constance. Have you always wanted to experience a train christening live? On the occasion of the joint festivities, the christening of a Thurbo train will take place at 2.30 p.m. in the Altfeldstrasse area.

Bus shuttle to the fairground in Altstätten "125 years RTB Rheintal Bus".

RTB Rheintal Bus also celebrates its 125th anniversary. As part of an open day, visitors are cordially invited to visit the Altstätten depot with various attractions. Between 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., a direct bus shuttle will run every 30 minutes between St. Margrethen and Altstätten. Further information at:

Please note that the organizers will be taking photographs and filming on the premises.

  • Date

June 11, 2022

  • Time

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (4 p.m. last admission for plant tour)

  • Location

Altfeldstrasse, 9430 St. Margrethen

  • Arrival

Please travel by public transport via St. Margrethen train station. There are no parking spaces available.

Source: Stadler Press Releases