Construction site information September 2018

The building work on the V-Cableway is on course and all sub-projects are running at full speed. Thanks to the long-lasting summer weather, important progress was achieved in July and August. The current construction site information contains the most important construction works of the coming weeks. An overview plan shows exactly where the measures are being implemented.

Grund Terminal construction works up to the end of September
1. Infrastructure:
 The works are under construction.

2. Rothenegg stop:
 Excavation and nail wall established. Piles drilled for the foundation of the platform systems.

3. Grund terminal:
Shell construction for transformer system: the basement is completely concreted, followed by concrete work in the area of the ground floor.
Excavation safety and nail wall are created.
The GGM demolition work for the garage and toilet facility are completed.
Start of construction for the Rothenegg connecting corridor and the rear building sections.

4. GGM station and tricable Eigerexpress:
Clamping shaft is created.
For the foundation of the new valley stations, piles are drilled and sheet pile walls are vibrated into the ground.

Eigerexpress route construction works
From September 2018, the construction of columns 1 and 3 by Garaventa begins. The work on pillar foundations 2, 4 to 7 will continue. Column foundations 1 to 6 should be completed by the end of October 2018.

Eiger Glacier construction works
Until the start of winter, the excavation using blasting work for the future tricable gondola Eigerexpress station will be carried out on the Eiger glacier. Work on the new Eiger Glacier platform 1 will be completed by the end of September 2018 so that track shift 1 and 2 can be completed at the beginning of October 2018.

Info Pavilion and construction site news
In September, the info pavilion will open at the office containers at Grindelwald Grund. It can be visited seven days a week from 08.00 – 18.00 h. There interested parties will learn facts about the V-Cableway as well as the construction progress of the individual subprojects. Questions or suggestions can be put into a letterbox at the feedback salon. Those who prefer to be informed from home can visit www.jungfrau.ch/v-bahn. There are also new live webcams available. Flyers will be available at the Jungfrau Railways stations and GGM and information posters will be displayed.

On 13 of September at 9.00 h the first construction site coffee morning will take place. The developer will provide information about the building and answer questions. Participation is possible for all those interested without prior registration. We are happy to welcome you. Meeting point: Info-Pavilion, Grindelwald Grund.

Parking situation and bus stop
Cars can be parked at the GGM and Talgietli car park (signposted).
Coaches park as usual during the day at the Talgietli car park and at night at the GGM car park.
Please take note of signs and instructions from the traffic service.
The bus stop (local bus) is located directly in front of the Info Pavilion.

Männlichen Railway access
Access to the GGM is along the Lütschine via a skywalk (signposted) and is also guaranteed for pedestrians with walking aids, wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Delivery of goods takes place via the construction site access and is always guaranteed.
At the middle station and the top station, the concrete works for the new station buildings are under way. The tension shaft at Holenstein is completely excavated and already concreted in the lower area. All supporting foundations of the second section (Holenstein to Männlichen) are finished. Work on the foundations from Holenstein down to the valley is under way.

Project of the Grindelwald municipality: Flood protection and development
Construction work in the area of Grindelwald Grund station
Construction of the plant pipes and retaining wall along the WAB siding.
Construction of the foundations for the new bridge over the Lütschine.

General works
During the construction period, construction equipment and materials are regularly delivered to the former staff car park behind the Intersport building, both for the construction of the Grund terminal and the construction site on the Eiger glacier. For temporary storage of building materials, a covered wooden shelter and a bulk material hall made of concrete elements are currently being established. The drilling of the piles and the sheet pile work will cause some noise pollution. The work will take place within the defined time window.

Jungfrau Railways, GGM and the municipality of Grindelwald thank all those affected for their understanding for the upcoming construction works.

Contact for questions or concerns: Jungfrau Railways, [email protected] or 033 828 71 11

Overview plan, Grindelwald Grund