Storm damage: Clean-up work - suspension until noon

On Thursday evening, the Wengen-Kleine Scheidegg-Grindelwald area experienced an extraordinary storm. Because of the storm and a technical fault at the level of the Eiger Glacier, around 200 people were evacuated to the mountain restaurant on the Kleine Scheidegg. The Jungfrau Railways also suffered various damage to the overhead lines on the Wengernalp Railway (WAB) and the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren mountain railway (BLM) lines due to uprooted trees. The routes from Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren route are suspended until at least noon.

The 200 guests on the Kleine Scheidegg have been looked after on site by Jungfrau Railways employees. Their safety has been our top priority. The guests will be brought down to the valley as soon as possible.

The storm, with wind speeds of up to 180 km/h felled several trees and caused snowdrifts. Clean-up work is in progress. The routes from Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren route are suspended until at least noon.