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Conflicts and their resolution

Conflicts between trains is one of the main threats to punctual operations. Let's look at each of the following areas:

Given the numerous junctions and dense train schedules in the Zurich area, once a number of suburban (S-Bahn) trains are 6-7 minutes late, the times between too many trains becomes too little, and the slightest problem has much worse consequences.

Although most lines of the Zurich suburban (S-Bahn) network run on double track, some - like line S9 to Zug - are mostly single track, with passing sidings at stations. On such a line, tardy trains also affect those running in the opposite direction.

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