V-Cableway construction site info – 29 August 2019

The construction sites in Grindelwald Grund, on the Eiger glacier, along the tricable gondola route and 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):
• Continuation of upgrading stop with fixtures
for railway operation
• Start of shell construction for stair tower Alfa/Chalet Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau
• Start of construction of stop access at Grindelwald terminal from Kreisel Rothenegg

Terminal building:
• End of shell construction/concrete works (ceilings) Lütschine side
• Continuation of the interior work (electrical, heating, ventilation and sanitary works) in the finished shell construction
• Continuation of supply lines and road construction

GGM stations and tricable Eiger Express:
▪ Continuation of installation of the aerial cableway technology at the GGM valley station
• Start of installation of the Eiger Express aerial cableway technology. Installation of the heavy components with the crane before the steel/timber construction of roof
• Completion of the shell construction (walls and ceilings) of the tricable gondola Eiger Express valley station
▪ Continuation of metal and timber construction of the exterior walls/roof at the tricable gondola Eiger Express valley stations

Car park:
• Excavation work pits
The removal of the excavated material away from the valley will take place by truck over the road.
▪ Continuation of concrete work for the foundations, walls and ceilings 2nd and 1st Lower ground floor

Eiger Glacier
• Continuation of shell construction/concrete work (floor/walls/ceilings) Eiger Glacier station arrival floor
• Continuation of shell construction/concrete work (floors/walls/ceilings) for the tricable gondola summit station main floor

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
• Conclusion of fitting of support columns 5 and 6 by Garaventa
▪ Continuation of construction works for the foundations of support column 7 and start of fitting of support column

Blue run Eiger Glacier to Fallboden
• Earth and embankment reinforcement work

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 the website at https://v-bahn.jungfrau.ch/en/.

Construction site open day
On Saturday 31 August 2019, a construction site open day will take place in Grindelwald Grund. The Grindelwald Terminal construction site, including car park, can be toured between 10.00 and 17.00 h
. The event is open to the public and can be visited without prior notice. The tour starts at the Info Pavilion. We recommend travelling by public transport.
Further information at https://v-bahn.jungfrau.ch/en/.

GGM Männlichen Railway
▪ Continuation of interior work at the middle and summit station
▪ Continuation of installation of the aerial cableway technology at the GGM valley station
• Delivery of the new 10-seater gondolas to Grindelwald
• By the start of September 2019: Cable hoist of the first section (Grund to Holenstein)
• First test trips on the route for the second section (Holenstein to summit station) are currently running and will then be continued on the first section (Grund to Holenstein).

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 is CHF 5 per day. There is a night-time parking ban for buses in the Talgietli car park. In the village, night parking is available on Bärplatz.

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
▪ Stone block wall on Kirchbodenstrasse
• Supply line construction and district heating line in Kirchbodenstrasse
• Transport line for snowmaking in the area of Grundbrücke and Kirchboden car park
• Reconstruction and expansion of WAB Grund transformer station

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 +41 33 828 71 11