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mixed gauge trains at St Gallen hb.

Switzerland - 2011

Located in eastern Switzerland, St.Gallen is a major railway junction. The standard gauge main line is shared by trains operated by SBB, Sudostbahn and Thurbo. Outside the main station is a smaller metre gauge Appenzellerbahn station. The Appenzellerbahn has two routes. The first route is the adhesion only line to Trogen which uses tram-like trains. The other line is rack and adhesion and runs to the junction of Gais from where lines to Appenzell and Alstatten continue. Traffic on the main line is not heavy by Swiss standards and there seems to be very little freight traffic. Trains on the metre gauge run every 30 minutes or so.