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About us

Estab­lis­hed in 1969, the Dampf­bahn-Ver­ein Zür­cher Ober­land (DVZO) has ope­ra­ted sin­ce 1978 heri­ta­ge trains on the for­mer tracks of the Ueri­kon-Bau­ma-Bahn bet­ween Bauma–Bäretswil–Hinwil, who­se regu­lar ser­vices had cea­sed in the same year. Sin­ce 2000, the DVZO has taken over the owners­hip of the seg­ment bet­ween Bau­ma and Bärets­wil and ope­ra­tes as a ful­ly licen­sed rail­way com­pa­ny. The socie­ty also pos­ses­ses the right to orga­ni­ze and run spe­cial char­ter trains throughout Switzerland.

All acti­ve mem­bers of the socie­ty, inclu­ding tho­se car­ry­ing out main­ten­an­ce on rol­ling stock and per­ma­nent way, work on a vol­un­ta­ry basis in their free time, so that you are able to expe­ri­ence the roman­ti­cism of rail tra­vel from a bygo­ne age for fami­ly-friend­ly prices.

Want to be a Member ?

The DVZO is a living heri­ta­ge socie­ty, enga­ged in making the past more acces­si­ble. This is made all the more pos­si­ble through our mem­bers, both tho­se who take an acti­ve role as well as tho­se taking a more pas­si­ve role, in brin­ging tog­e­ther their pas­si­on and com­mit­ment to help in the run­ning of an actu­al rail­way. From get­ting « into the thick of it » to one-off finan­cial con­tri­bu­ti­ons, we warm­ly wel­co­me all forms of sup­port. We are loo­king for­ward to wel­co­m­ing you on board !

Mem­bers­hip Options

Acti­ve Mem­ber*                                         Fr. 60.– / Year
Youth Mem­ber (up to age of 20)*           Fr. 50.– / Year
Pas­si­ve Mem­ber (with voting rights)** Fr. 60.– / Year
Bene­fac­tor (without voting rights)**     Fr. 50.– / Year (min.)
Group Mem­bers (legal enti­ty)                 Fr. 150.– / Year (min.)

* incl. free tra­vel on all sche­du­led steam trains bet­ween Bau­ma and Hinwil
** incl. one free return trip on one of the sche­du­led steam trains bet­ween Bau­ma and Hin­wil a year

Time­ta­ble

Every first and third Sunday bet­ween May and October :
The actu­al time table you may find here

The depar­tures from Bau­ma and Hin­wil are from the main SBB sta­ti­on. All of our trains are hau­led by steam engi­nes cou­pled to a rake of ori­gi­nal and ful­ly res­to­red 3rd class car­ria­ges dating from around 1900 plus a buf­fet car. At the main cross­over point in Bärets­wil, pas­sen­gers are able in both direc­tions to trans­fer direct­ly onto the train going into the oppo­si­te direction.

Limi­ta­ti­ons

The DVZO is exempt from time­ta­ble com­pli­an­ce. The com­pa­ny reser­ves the right to unavo­ida­ble delays, can­cel­la­ti­ons or sub­sti­tu­ti­on through die­sel or electric trac­tion as well as diver­si­ons over alter­na­ti­ve rou­tes in case of inci­dents occur­ring with rol­ling stock or per­ma­nent way. If the­re is a full can­cel­la­ti­on of ser­vice, we will refund you the full cost of your DVZO ticket.

Tickets

Bau­ma — Hin­wil or Hin­wil — Bau­ma (reduc­tions allo­wed on indi­vi­du­al sta­ges, pri­ces incl. 8.0% VAT)

Fr. 20.– sin­gle ride

Fr. 35.– return

Fr. 200.– per­so­nal sea­son ticket

Tickets are obtainab­le until immedia­te­ly pri­or to depar­tu­re from eit­her the ticket coun­ter in Bärets­wil, in the sou­ve­nir shop in Bau­ma or on the plat­form in Hin­wil, as well as from the train per­son­nel. Pay­ment by card is only pos­si­ble from the ZVV- /SBB auto­ma­tes at both Bau­ma and Hin­wil. Dogs and bicy­cles are car­ri­ed free of charge.

Fami­ly Reduction

All child­ren up to the age of 16 tra­vel for free when accom­pa­nied by an adult. One adult can accom­pa­ny up to four children.

Seat Reser­va­tions

Our steam trains nor­mal­ly have enough pla­ces to cater for ever­yo­ne. We do not offer seat reser­va­tions for sin­gle tra­velers or small groups in our his­to­ri­cal 3rd class car­ria­ges. Howe­ver, we are able to make table reser­va­tions in the buf­fet car if you wish to enjoy a tas­ty snack during your journey.

Group Tra­vel

For groups of 10 or more peop­le, we are hap­py to reser­ve your desi­red seats on board of the train, sub­ject to avai­la­bi­li­ty. Plea­se make sure to reisedienst(at)dvzo.ch pri­or to your visit so that we are more able to ful­fill your wis­hes. The same pri­ces as for sin­gle tra­vel­lers app­ly for groups. Apart from the usu­al sche­du­led ser­vices, it is also pos­si­ble to hire one of our heri­ta­ge trains with a total capa­ci­ty of 400 exclu­si­ve­ly for your group at a flat rate.

Acces­si­bi­li­ty

We offer wheel­chair users inten­ding to tra­vel the oppor­tu­ni­ty to board and alight in Bau­ma and Bärets­wil. So that we can make the necessa­ry arran­ge­ments, plea­se con­ta­ct us : +41 52 386 17 71 or via reisedienst(at)dvzo.ch in advan­ce of your visit. We accept the IV-Beglei­ter­aus­weis (escort ID).

Buf­fet Car

All of our trains fea­ture a buf­fet car. Here we offer a small but fine ran­ge of snacks for all times of the day, making full use of regio­nal products.

Char­ters

We offer groups the pos­si­bi­li­ty to exclu­si­ve­ly char­ter our trains year round. You can choo­se bet­ween steam or his­to­ri­cal electric trac­tion to haul your train, as well as opting to ven­ture bey­ond the realms of our main line bet­ween Bau­ma – Hin­wil. You can find more infor­ma­ti­on about char­te­ring bet­ween Bau­ma and Hin­wil or char­te­ring on the who­le Swiss Rail­way Net­work (in Ger­man), or if you have any fur­ther ques­ti­ons speak direct­ly to our reisedienst(at)dvzo.ch. We will be hap­py to assist you.

Fur­ther Information

Do you have any fur­ther ques­ti­ons regar­ding our ser­vices ? Then plea­se do not hesi­ta­te get­ting in touch with us, eit­her by pho­ne +41 52 386 17 71 or by reisedienst(at)dvzo.ch. We will be hap­py to ans­wer your questions.

Attrac­tions along the rail­way line
  • Well con­nec­ted hiking paths through unspoi­led land­s­capes, e.g. Guy­er-Zel­ler Trail
  • Indus­tri­al muse­um in Neu­t­hal with spin­ning mill muse­um, fea­turing a collec­tion of wea­ving machines.
  • Zür­cher Ober­land Indus­tri­al Trail
  • Res­ting pla­ces with Pic­Nic Areas
  • Cove­r­ed mar­quee with cate­ring and DVZO sou­ve­nir shop « Dampf­lä­de­li » on the DVZO plat­form in Bauma.