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Rail replacement bus information Bernese Oberland Railway

The Bernese Oberland Railway (BOB) line between Interlaken Ost - Zweilütschinen - Grindelwald/Lauterbrunnen will be closed from Sunday, 16 April 2023, from 20.00 h, up to and including Saturday, 29 April 2023, end of service. Rail replacement buses will run during this time. The reason for the closure is extensive construction work at Zweilütschinen station, the renovation of the Pfängli bridge and the installation of points at the new Matten stop, as well as other maintenance work across the entire route network.

BOB is planning its construction projects on a long-term basis and striving to keep the resulting restrictions and inconveniences on residents and travellers as small and short-term as possible. We have combined the three projects in order to carry out work, which under normal railway operations would hardly be feasible, in a short intensive construction phase with very compact construction programmes. This can increase work safety and the quality of the work.

Rail replacement bus information

The rail replacement services run according to an adapted timetable that ensures connections in Interlaken Ost to Thun - Bern and Meiringen - Lucerne. It can be viewed in the SBB online timetable. Please allow sufficient travel time. Grindelwald Bus and STI take over the route from Interlaken Ost to Grindelwald and vice versa. Postauto takes over the route from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen and vice versa.  

The stops are always signalled and, depending on the location, are not directly at the railway station but on the main road. Zweilütschinen railway station will not be served during this time. The bus stop for the buses to and from Grindelwald is at the Bären. Buses to and from Lauterbrunnen stop at the fuel depot on the main road. Travellers from and to Grindelwald into the Lauterbrunnen Valley and vice versa change at the Tanklager stop

At the stations Interlaken Ost, Wilderswil, Zweilütschinen, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald Terminal and Grindelwald, customer guides are on duty during peak hours.   

Information construction projects

  • Refurbishment of Zweilütschinen railway station: The Disability Equality Act (BehiG) stipulates for public transport that vehicles and stations/stops, as well as those that are being converted for reasons of maintenance, network expansion, operational safety or similar, must meet the needs of passengers with age and disability-related impairments. In the upcoming intensive construction phase, three points will be installed and further adjustments will be made to the main tracks.
  • New construction of the Matten stop: installation of the points on the double track section between Wilderswil and Matten.
  • Restoration of Pfängli Bridge, Lütschental: removal and reinstallation of the track superstructure and substructure for the concrete renovation of the bridge trough.
  • These works contribute to an improvement in the comfort and quality of the BOB's railway system for passengers as well as to the preservation of the substance.
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