GGM and Jungfrau Railways are establishing the new Infrastruktur AG for the V-Cableway
As part of the V-Cableway project, there will be a terminal in Grindelwald Grund with a direct public transport connection and car park. Grindelwald-Männlichen Gondola Cableway AG and Jungfrau Railways Holding AG have founded Grindelwald Grund Infrastruktur AG for the communal operation of buildings. Today, 22 April 2016, the founding documents were signed.
The task of Grindelwald Grund Infrastruktur AG (GGI) is to create and operate all necessary infrastructures for the V-Cableway in Grindelwald Grund, namely the terminal and the car park. This means that Jungfrau Railways and the Grindelwald-Männlichen Gondola Cableway (GGM) will mutually realise and operate the core elements of the V-Cableway as part of GGI AG.
As the property company, GGI is the owner of the terminal and car park. It leases the ski depots, business and restaurant areas and coordinates events and activities in the terminal. The stations are available to both railways, including garages, side rooms, storage, ticket windows and office areas, as part of the lease agreement. GGI is also responsible for managing the Rothenegg station facilities, the BOB and the control of private traffic in the Grindelwald Grund parking area.
Inaugural meeting has taken place The founding documents were signed today, Friday 22 April 2016. The Board of Directors was appointed as part of the founding documents. Three representatives of the Jungfrau Railways group and two representatives of the Grindelwald-Männlichen Gondola Cableway AG are members of the GGI Board of Directors. Urs Kessler, CEO of Jungfrau Railways, was named as President of the Board. Vice President is the GGM Board President, Andreas Kaufmann. Other members are Christoph Seiler, Finance Manager & Controlling of Jungfrau Railways and GGM Manager, Daniel Zihlmann. In addition, Christoph Schläppi, Jungfrau Railways Corporate Services Manager, was elected as both Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors.
Terminal as meeting place After opening of the V-Cableway, the Grund terminal is to become a meeting place for visitors and locals in both summer and winter. Various shops, a sporting goods store, bar, food corner and kiosk, as well as 2,200 ski depots are planned. These new shops will create jobs. Rothenegg station ensures a direct public transport connection for the terminal. In addition to the car park, with over 1,000 spaces, a new bus terminal will be built at Grindelwald Grund, thus creating an attractive bus connection for Firstbahn.