Four-track Development

The development of the railway infrastructure in Liestal has led an expansion of the track system. New public squares, green areas, and environmental compensation areas on both sides of the railway route are being created on a length of roughly four kilometers.

Within the framework of SBB AG’s “Zukünftigen Entwicklung Bahninfrastruktur” (ZEB, future development of Swiss rail infrastructure), the Liestal railway station has been expanded to include four tracks. The bottleneck in the railway network has been eliminated, crossing conflicts reduced, and travel time stabilized. We developed an overall landscape architecture concept for the design of the areas level with the railway for the roughly four-kilometer-long SBB route through the municipality of Liestal.

At the entrances to the new pedestrian underpasses to the south of the track system, we envision two public squares with parking spaces for bicycles, kiss+ride areas, and attractive areas for spending time. The green areas on both sides of the railway route integrate the retaining walls and noise protection elements into the urban landscape as optimally as possible and serve as environmental compensation areas. The valuable structures in the existing inventory have been safeguarded and reintegrated into the replacement areas since the completion of the construction measures. Private gardens and sports areas affected by the track development have been adapted or reproduced and the forest upgraded from an environmental perspective by means of forestry measures. To the south of the track system, a new footbridge has being created and thus makes a significant contribution to improving the cycling and pedestrian connections in the town and canton.

  • SBB AG
Project Data
  • Planning since 2016
  • Realisation 2019-2025
  • Area 55`700 m²
Project Team
  • Locher Ingenieure AG, Zürich
  • Bänziger Partner AG, Zürich
  • Wild Ingenieure AG, Küsnacht
  • Cometti Truffer Hodel Architekten AG, Luzern

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