The Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Rail & Cableway links Lauterbrunnen with the holiday resort of Mürren. An aerial cableway travels from Lauterbrunnen to the Grütschalp summit station, where passengers change to the narrow-gauge railway to reach the Winteregg Restaurant and Mürren. Four rail cars from 1966/1967 and an old-fashioned 1913 motor coach run on this route.
The aerial cableway can carry 100 persons in one cabin. The narrow-gauge railway is four kilometres long with a maximum gradient of 5 per cent. It is a single-track railway with a crossing point at Winteregg station. The aerial cableway trip takes around 4 minutes, the travel time on the narrow-gauge railway from Grütschalp to Mürren is 12 minutes.
Adhesion Route Renewal
In order to meet the requirements of the Disability Equality Act, the old traction vehicles will be replaced by modern low-floor vehicles over the next few years. In addition, Mürren railway station, other stations and the Grütschalp workshop will be modernised. With the major Adhesion Route Renewal project, the BLM is not only being adapted to legal requirements, but will be experienced as one of the most beautiful panoramic tracks in the Alps, a comprehensive modernisation for the next 30 to 50 years.
Visualisation of the new BLM rolling stock
The aerial cableway can transport up to six tonnes of freight. Fully loaded, the cabin weighs 26 tonnes. The mountain station contains a modern transfer station, where freight is moved to the narrow-gauge railway. An average of 5,000 tonnes of materials are transported every year. Depending on the building requirements in Mürren, this quantity may be doubled.