The 8 Elements

1: BOB and Rothenegg station

  • 6 new multiple units and 3 new low-floor railcars in operation since 2017
  • Travel every half hour during peak season
  • Nine-car composition to Grindelwald with capacity increased from 682 to 912 persons per hour

Realisation

  • Start of construction Rothenegg station in June 2018
  • Construction of platform, underpass and access to Grindelwald Grund
  • Commissioning Rothenegg station December 2019
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2: Grindelwald Grund Terminal

  • New BOB stop (Rothenegg station) with direct access to the Grund terminal (GGM and Eigerexpress valley station)
  • V-Cableway access to public transport
  • Various shops, sports store
  • Bar, food corner, kiosk
  • Equipment service, adjustment options for ski equipment with 2,200 ski storage units
  • Seperate access points for groups and individual travellers
  • New businesses create employment

Realisation

  • Start of construction work for Grindelwald Grund Terminal in June 2018
  • Commissioning of the Männlichen Railway at the end of 2019, including partial commissioning of the terminal
  • Commissioning of the Eigerexpress at the end of 2020
  • Overall opening of terminal with public facilities at the end of 2020
  • New construction of transformer station, shell construction of building by the end of November 2018
  • Delivery of transformer at the end of November 2018
  • Commissioning of the new transformer at the beginning of 2019
  • Demolition of old transformer building before construction of the car park
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3: Grindelwald Grund Car Park

  • Parking garage with around 1,000 spaces: 2 lower levels, access level, 2 upper levels

Realisation

  • Start of construction work 2019
  • Start of construction work for the ski bridge in Summer 2019
  • Commissioning of the car park at the end of 2020 
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4: Replacement of Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola cableway

  • Modern ten-person gondola cableway
  • Reducing the travel time from the current 30 to 19 minutes
  • Doubling the capacity of 900 persons/hour to 1,800 persons/hour
  • 109 gondolas and 33 support columns
  • Common terminal with the Eigerexpress

Realisation

  • Start of construction works for the valley, middle and mountain station as well as the GGM route in June 2018
  • Discontinuing operation of existing gondola cableway in spring 2019
  • Start of construction work at Hohbalm in the summer of 2019
  • Commissioning of the new gondola cableway on 14 December 2019 

 

 

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5: Eigerexpress

  • New tricable gondola from Grindelwald Grund to Eigergletscher
  • 15 minutes travel time with attractive passage in front of the Eiger North Face
  • Capacity of 2,400 persons/hour
  • 44 gondolas with 28 seats each, 7 support columns
  • Common terminal with the GGM
  • Summit station with connection to the Jungfrau Railway and ski slopes

Realisation

  • Start of construction work for the Eigerexpress route in June 2018
  • Assembly of four support columns by the end of 2018, three support columns by the end of 2019
  • Cable hoist in summer 2020
  • Commissioning of the Eigerexpress at the end of 2020

Eigergletscher station

  • Start of construction work for the gondola cableway mountain station, railway station, tracks 1+2 and Eigergletscher tunnel portal in June 2018
  • Commissioning of the Salzegg-Eigergletscher cable car in August 2018
  • Relocation of tracks 1 + 2 at Eigergletscher in autumn 2019
  • Tunnel portal extension by autumn 2019
  • Start of tunnelling for mountain station by summer 2019
  • Expansion of mountain station and railway station by summer 2020
  • Expansion of the tricable gondola at the mountain station by November 2020

Ski slopes

  • Start of construction work for the ski slopes in Summer 2019
  • Opening of ski slopes in winter 2019/2020
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6: "Wengernalp Railway Plus" rolling stock replacement

  • 6 new panoramic trains on the Lauterbrunnen – Kleine Scheidegg route, fully operational since June 2015
  • 3 trains on the Grindelwald side with a capacity of 300 persons/hour
  • 4 trains on the Wengen side with a capacity of 760 persons/hour
  • Runs every half an hour on both sides
  • New Wengen shuttle from 2020
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    7: Rolling material replacement "Jungfrau Railway Premium"

      • 4 new three-car low-floor rail cars, fully operational since August 2016
      • Increase in capacity to 1,180 persons/hour (to Jungfraujoch) to improve the quality
      • 2 trains shuttle in a 60-minute circuit (Eigergletscher – Jungfraujoch)
      • 3 trains shuttle in a 90-minute circuit (Kleine Scheidegg – Jungfraujoch)
      • Reduction in travel time: 30 minutes from Lauterbrunnen and more than one hour from Grindelwald
      • Longer stay at the Jungfraujoch and ideal distribution of guests 
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      8: Grindelwald-First

      • New "First Aerial Cableway" bus terminal in Grindelwald Grund
      • Direct bus connection: Grindelwald Grund – First Aerial Cableway
      • Attractive link to ski areas (between First an Kleine Scheidegg-Männlichen)
      • Quality improvement for holiday guests
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