Due to the V-Cableway and station Grindelwald Terminal of the BOB, travel times will be reduced for passengers. The BOB, WAB and JB are optimally adapted to demand and the latest technology. The V-Cableway operational concept shows how the future flow of pedestrian traffic and transport of goods will be realized.
The operational concept ensures optimal connections between the BOB, the V-Cableway, the WAB and the JB. A quarter-hour timetable window for the V-Cableway ensures streamlined transfers between cable cars and trains. Thanks to the V-Cableway, the station Grindelwald Terminal of the BOB and JB Premium, travel times within the Jungfrau Region will be significantly reduced.
The Bernese Oberland Railway runs every half hour throughout the year during the operating hours of the Eigerexpress. Six new multiple units and three new low-floor railcars have been in operation since 2017. Thus, the BOB to Grindelwald can offer around 900 seats and the one to Lauterbrunnen around 580 seats per hour.
The WAB has six new panoramic trains in operation on the Lauterbrunnen – Kleine Scheidegg route since 2015. During the high season, the WAB runs every half hour. On the Grindelwald side, the capacity with three trains is 300 persons/hour. Four trains run on the Wengen side at a capacity of 760 persons/hour. The freight traffic to Brandegg, Alpiglen and Kleine Scheidegg runs via the WAB.
As of August 2016, four new low-floor railcars will be in operation on the Jungfrau Railway. The JB service changes depending on the season. The timetable depends on the service of the feeder lifts. If the Eigerexpress is in operation, then the trains run between the Eiger Glacier and Jungfraujoch every half hour. From Kleine Scheidegg the timetable is adjusted to demand. The capacity was increased from 888 to 1,180 persons hour (to Jungfraujoch) to avoid standing places. Two trains will shuttle in the 60-minute circuit between Eigergletscher and the Jungfraujoch, three trains in the 90-minute circuit between Kleine Scheidegg and the Jungfraujoch. The reduction in travel time of 30 minutes from Lauterbrunnen and more than one hour from Grindelwald allows a longer stay on the Jungfraujoch and an optimal distribution of visitors.
With 44 cabins each with 28 seats, the Eiger Express has a capacity of 2400 persons/hour and brings passengers to the Eiger Glacier in 15 minutes. The short travel time makes the descents in winter into winter sports areas and allows a significant reduction in travel time to the Jungfraujoch. The freight transport to Eigergletscher and Jungfraujoch is largely handled by the tricable gondola.
The new 10-person Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola can transport 1,800 guests per hour. The journey time has been reduced from 30 to 19 minutes. Goods are transported in standard wire mesh cars in the gondolas or on euro-pallets in the loadbars.
The station Grindelwald Terminal connects the V-Cableway terminal to public transport. There are various shops, restaurants and ski depots in the terminal. There are separate entrances for groups and individuals. The tricable gondola will also separate individual travellers going to the Jungfraujoch and those only going to Eigergletscher.