Bahnhof - Brig, VS, Switzerland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 46° 19.144 E 007° 59.236
32T E 422033 N 5129997
Quick Description: The railway station of Brig is the subject of the Swiss CHF 0.85 definitive stamp of 2016.
Location: Valais, Switzerland
Date Posted: 11/23/2016 4:16:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMTGTK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
EN: The railway station of Brig opened in 1874. It was the terminal station of the railway line down the Rhone valley to Lake Geneva. In 1906 the Simplon tunnel connected Brig with Italy in the south and in 1913 the Lötschberg tunnel added a northbound connection to Bern and the rest of German speaking Switzerland. Finally in 1926 the narrow gauge line to Central Switzerland and Grisons opened and was connected with the line from Visp to Zermatt in 1930. In 2007 the opening of the Lötschberg Base tunnel shifted some of the traffic to Visp, but Brig remains an important junction.

The new definitive stamp series of the Swiss Post from 2016 shows several large railway stations in Switzerland, all combining old and modern architecture. The 85 Rappen stamp depicts the main façade of the station of Brig seen from the bus terminal.

DE: Der Bahnhof Brig wurde im Jahre 1874 eröffnet. Es war die Endstation der Bahnlinie hinunter ins Rhonetal bis zum Genfersee. 1906 verband der Simplon-Tunnel Brig mit Italien im Süden und im Jahr 1913 der Lötschberg-Tunnel in Richtung Norden nach Bern und dem Rest der deutschsprachigen Schweiz. Schließlich wurde 1926 die Schmalspurbahn in die Zentralschweiz und nach Graubünden eröffnet und 1930 mit der Linie von Visp nach Zermatt verbunden. Im Jahr 2007 verschob die Eröffnung des Lötschberg-Basistunnels einen Teil des Verkehrs nach Visp, aber Brig bleibt ein wichtiger Verkehrsknotenpunkt.

Die neue Dauermarkenserie der Schweizer Post von 2016 zeigt verschiedene grosse Bahnhöfe der Schweiz, die alte und moderne Architektur vereinen. Die 85 Rappen-Marke zeigt die Hauptfassade des Bahnhofs von Brig von der Postautohaltestelle her gesehen.
Stamp Issuing Country: Switzerland

Date of Issue: September 8, 2016

Denomination: 0.85 CHF

Color: multi-color, green

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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