The V-Cableway Project

The Grindelwald-Männlichen Gondola Cableway and Jungfrau Railways are planning to build a V-Cableway that will provide access to both the Eiger Glacier as well as Männlichen. From a common terminal in Grindelwald Grund, a tricable gondola runs to the Eiger Glacier and a ten-person gondola runs to Männlichen Glacier.
The V-Cableway will have a connection to public transport via the BOB at the new Rothenegg station. The travel times to Jungfraujoch and the ski area will be significantly shortened by 47 minutes. With its eight integrated components, the V-cableway project is designed for the entire Jungfrau region and pursues the main objectives of quality and future.
Their goal: Realisation in 2018/2019

Purpose and goal

The V-Cableway secures the medium and long term successful future of tourism throughout the entire Jungfrau region as a top year-round destination in Swiss tourism. It strengthens the competitiveness of the Jungfraujoch as a beacon known worldwide, and it helps the winter sports destination reach the top position in international competition.

Capacity and time savings

Benefits of opening up the Eiger Glacier with tricable gondola: Capacity and time savings

 

  Today Eigerexpress Change
Summer capacity per hour (Joch) 888 persons/hour 1’160 persons/hour  
Winter capacity per hour (K.S. / Egl.)
Grindelwald side
Lauterbrunnen side
1’900 persons/hour
960 persons/hour
940 persons/hour
3’480 persons/hour
2’720 persons/hour
760 persons/hour
 
Travel time from Grund to the Jungfraujoch 1 hr 27 min 45 min  42 min less
Travel time from Lauterbrunnen to J'joch 1 hr 45 min 1 hr 30 min  15 min less
Travel time from I. Ost - Jungfraujoch 2 hr 17 min 1 hr 30 min  47 min less
Travel time Bern – Jungfraujoch 3 hr 18 min 2 hr 31 min  47 min less
Travel time Bern – Eiger Glacier (winter) 2 hr 36 min 1 hr 49 min  47 min less
Bern –  Männlichen 2 hr 16 min 1 hr 53 min  23 min less
Jungfraujoch guests/year 800’000 900’000  
Jungfraujoch capacity limit per day 5’000 5’000  

Video V-Cableway Project

Video V-Cableway Project