|Website||ZVV (in English)|
|Operator(s)||Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
The S24 is a regional railway line of the Zürich S-Bahn of the Zürcher Verkehrsverbund (ZVV), Zürich transportation network. The line was significantly extended in June 2014, and again in December 2015, and has subsumed the S21 (originally S1) line previously providing service in parts of its extended route.
The line runs from Thayngen to Zug via Schaffhausen, Winterthur, Zürich Flughafen, Zürich Hauptbahnhof and Thalwil. The service is accelerated between Neuhausen and Effretikon as well as between Baar and Zug where only the most important stops are served. The following stations are served:
The S24 is now the only S-Bahn line left that reverses direction in one of the Hauptbahnhof's surface-level terminal platforms rather than running through one of the station's underground platforms.
Most trips are operated using RABe 514 double-decker electric multiple units and Re 450
Trains normally operate every half-hour between Winterthur and Zug, with alternate trains starting from Thayngen. The trip between Thayngen and Zug takes 1 hour 53 minutes.
Before June 2014, S24 referred to a shorter line, running only between Zürich Hauptbahnhof and Horgen Oberdorf. This overlapped with service S21, which connected Thalwil and Zug. Prior to 2012, the S21 also served Sihlbrugg station, situated between Baar and Horgen and permanently closed in that year.
In 2014, the S24 was extended at its southern end to Zug in replacement of the S21, which was then discontinued. At its northern end, it was extended to Zürich Oerlikon in order to provide service to Zürich Wipkingen station, which lost its previous service by lines S2, S8 and S14 when they were diverted to use the Weinberg Tunnel. In late 2015, the S24 was further extended from Zürich Oerlikon to Zürich Flughafen, Winterthur, Schaffhausen and Thayngen, in order to replace service by the S16 which was curtailed to Zürich Airport.