Initial studies are to be carried out into plans to redevelop Liestal station to accomodate additional Regio S-Bahn commuter services.
An urban planning study is to be carried out by SBB, Stadt Liestal and the Canton of Basel into a possible revamp of the station to support the construction of a fourth track along the route.
Soon Regio S-Bahn services will be able to run every 15 minutes from Liestal.
As well as improving the station building, the project is expected to drive the development of new commercial and office space and improve the area around the interchange.
SBB has said the final report will be published next autumn at which point an architectural competition will be launched.