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
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.
Benefits of opening up the Eiger Glacier with tricable gondola: Capacity and time savings
|Summer capacity per hour (Joch)||888 persons/hour||1’160 persons/hour|
|Winter capacity per hour (K.S. / Egl.) |
|1’900 persons/hour |
|3’480 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 capacity limit per day||5’000||5’000|