>> As for the printed timetable, can we download relevant extracts from it?
Yes, you can. There are quite a number of options for downloading timetable information in PDF format. Most of them are probably “overkill” for your particular purposes, but the information might be useful for someone else.
For anyone not familiar with the Swiss transport network, and where places are in relation to each other, it will probably be quicker to use the online timetable to check frequency of service and travel times. That said, here are some other options:
Create a personal timetable
You can create a personal timetable, which will be available for download as a PDF or sent to you in an email within a few minutes.
PDF extracts from the Official Timetable
You can download PDF extracts from the Official Timetable by searching for locality or table number at the following page:
Alternatively, you can browse localities alphabetically from this page:
It will be helpful in reading the timetable to refer to the documents called How to read the timetable and Explanation of symbols. These are in English as well as the four official languages of Switzerland, and can be downloaded from this page:
Departure posters and pocket timetables (not available for all stations)
Departure posters are in single-page format like the ones you see on railway platform notice boards and print in A4 size – not sure how readable that would be, but viewing on-screen works well because you can adjust it to a suitable resolution.
The pocket timetables are colour brochures, and are in the main language/s of the locality, so probably not useful if you can’t read German, French or Italian. They can run to hundreds of pages, so check that before deciding to print one out!
www.sbb.ch/en/timetabl e/printed-timetables/taschenfahr plaene.html
Then of course, there is the page I referred to in my previous post in this thread, which enables you to create a customised list of arrivals and/or departures from a particular stop or station.
But as I mentioned at the start of this post, for most people the best option will be to use the interactive online timetable!