Thursday, May 16, 2013
Iselle di Trasquera railway station serves the village of Iselle and comune of Trasquera, in northwestern Italy. Opened in 1906, the station is at the southern portal of the Simplon tunnel, on the Brig–Domodossola railway, between Brig, Switzerland and Domodossola, Italy.
The station is situated at Via Stazione, immediately to the south of the southern portal of the Simplon Tunnel, which passes underneath the border between Switzerland and Italy. The village of Iselle, which gave its name to the station, is about 1 km (0.62 mi) upstream on the river Diveria, towards the Simplon Pass.
The station was opened on 1 June 1906, upon the inauguration of the Brig–Domodossola railway, including the Simplon tunnel. Until 1929, this station was the point where locomotives were exchanged at the head of trains, because the Brig–Iselle section was operated by electric traction while trains on the Iselle–Domodossola section were powered by steam locomotives.