V-Cableway construction site info – 27 June 2019

The construction sites in Grindelwald Grund, on the Eiger glacier, along the tricable gondola route and on the Männlichen Railway are running as normal. All sub-projects are on track.

The following works are currently ongoing and planned for the coming weeks:

Grindelwald Terminal
Grindelwald Terminal BOB stop (Rothenegg):
• The shell construction work of the station is complete. From August 2019: Work on the extension of the bus stop
• Continuation of shell construction of the connecting passage to the north section of the terminal
• Until mid-July 2019: Completion of the shell construction for the connecting corridor, followed by the interior work.

Grindelwald Terminal:
• Continuation of shell construction (walls and ceilings) in the north section and main section of the terminal:
• Until mid-July 2019: Completion of the shell construction work on the north section and the GGM valley station
• Continuation of the interior work (electrical, heating, ventilation and sanitary works) in the finished shell construction

GGM stations and tricable Eiger Express:
• Continuation of the shell construction (walls and ceilings) of the new tricable gondola Eiger Express valley station
• From mid-July 2019: Start of installation of the aerial cableway technology at the GGM valley station

Car park
• Continuation of the excavation pit work
The removal of the excavated material away from the valley will take place by truck over the road.
• Start of concrete work for the foundations and floor slabs

Eiger Glacier
• Continuation of shell construction / concrete work (floor/walls) Eiger Glacier station
• Continuation of shell construction / concrete work (floor/walls) tricable gondola summit station
The WAB material transports between Grund and Salzegg with intermediate storage in the two temporary Salzegg halls will be intensified for the concrete work and take place in parallel to the normal railway operation of the WAB.

Eiger Express route
• Until beginning of July: Completion of the assembly of support column 4, then the reclamation work starts.
• Mid-July 2019: Start of the assembly of support column 5. Duration: around one month
• From mid-July 2019: Start of construction work for the foundation of support column 7

Info Pavilion and construction site news
The Info Pavilion at the office containers in Grindelwald Grund is open seven days a week from 08.00 – 18.00 h. Questions or suggestions can be put into a letterbox at the feedback salon
or sent by e-mail to [email protected]. Those who prefer to be informed from home can visit www.jungfrau.ch/v-bahn.

Construction site open day
On Saturday 31 August 2019, a construction site open day will take place in Grindelwald Grund. The construction site can be toured between 10.00 and 17.00 h. Catering and a supporting programme complete the event. The event is open to the public and can be visited without prior notice. Further information will follow in the Construction Site Info at the end of July 2019 and at www.jungfrau.ch/v-bahn. We look forward to your visit!

GGM Männlichen Railway
• Continuation of the construction and assembly work on the middle and summit station
• Installing the roof of the new summit station
• Splicing of the rope and completion of the cable of the second section (Holenstein summit station)
• From mid-July 2019: Start of installation of the aerial cableway technology at the GGM valley station

The rail replacement bus has been in operation on the Männlichen since 22 June. It departs from the Grindelwald Grund WAB station. Timetable: www.maennlichen.ch.

Parking situation, local bus and bus stop
The Männlichen car park is no longer available for parking. The replacement parking spaces on the south side of the Lütschine and east of the Werkhof will remain in place. The parking at Talgietli and Kilchboden can also be used. The parking is provided via a transport service. The parking fee remains CHF 5 per day. The night-time parking ban for buses in the Talgietli car park remains in force. In the village, night parking is available on Bärplatz.

Eiger Express heavy transport traction ropes
Over the nights of 23/24 and 29/30 July 2019, the traction cables for the new Eiger Express tricable gondola will be delivered by road. The heavy transport to Grindelwald will take place between 21.00 h and 01.00 h. The crossing over the new base bridge is scheduled for 8.00 h. During this time, traffic delays and waiting times of up to 40 minutes can be expected on the road between Zweilütschinen and Grindelwald Grund. Along the affected route, posters will be set up to inform road users about the heavy transport.

Project of the Grindelwald municipality:

Flood protection and development
Construction work in the area of Grindelwald Grund station:
• Road and supply line construction on Grundstrasse
• New base bridge: Pavement surface work and milestone setting

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

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