Zürich Oerlikon railway station is a railway station located at Oerlikon in the city of Zurich, Switzerland. It is a major nodal point and junction for both the Zurich S-Bahn network and the Swiss railway network as a whole. Trains on 11 lines of the S-Bahn serve the station, as do frequent inter-regional trains. Inter-city passenger and freight traffic also passes through the station without stopping. Serving approximately 85,000 daily passengers, Zurich Oerlikon is the seventh busiest railway station in Switzerland.Oerlikon station lies close nearby Hallenstadion and Messe Zürich in the centre of Oerlikon, a suburb of Zürich that was once an independent town, and still remains an important business and retail centre. The Swissôtel Zürich lies immediately opposite the front of the station.The station building is listed in the Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance as a Class B object of regional importance''.HistoryOn 27 December 1855 the line from Oerlikon to Winterthur via Wallisellen station was established by the Schweizerische Nordostbahn (NOB), and a temporary wooden train station was built by A. Beckh and Jakob Friedrich Wanner. The following year the line was extendend to Zürich Hauptbahnhof through the Wipkingen Tunnel. Lines from Wallisellen to Uster (1856) and Oerlikon to Bülach via Glattbrugg station (1865) followed. The opening of these lines triggered the industrialization of Oerlikon, and a massive population growth. In particular the large works of Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon was established immediately to the west of the station.
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