Dec 6, 2015 - 4:12 AM
We are trying to plan our transition from Switzerland to Italy. We are looking at various train options from Mürren to Italy. The fastest while also being scenic (avoiding some of the longer tunnels) that I've seen is from Murren through Domodossola to Milan using Kandersteg as a connection to stay on the local train. I mistyped the dates originally and it showed a very favorable time with good connections with the final portion being on an EC train which makes the difference. Perfect connection in either Brig or Domodossola onto the EC 37 train to Milan.
Now my problem and question. When I plug in my correct date of departure this option disappears and the arrival into Milan is several hours later as the EC train isn't there and I end up with several local trains.
Here's what shows up on the SBB site about the EC train. It shows that this train is only set to run until June 11th of next year.
Direction: Venezia S. Lucia EC 37 (Genève --> Domodossola (I))Direction: Venezia S. Lucia EC 37 (Domodossola (I) --> Venezia S. Lucia)
Days of operation:
runs 13. Dec 2015 until 11. Jun 2016 daily
This appears to be a pretty major route. A EuroCity connection between Geneva and Venice. I'm wondering if this is just a matter of when the schedule will be posted for the second half of 2016 instead of this route being discontinued. Should I expect this train or a very similar route to be available come June 22nd? We have several possible destinations that we are looking at as our first destination within Italy and the total difference in travel time for some of these destination can be as much as 6 hours extra w/o this train. I'm hoping it's just an administrative thing and not a matter of this train being discontinued.
Finally, I have to give thanks to both this site and Kim11 for great help in planning our Switzerland stay. We have exactly the type of trip we love. We know where we'll be and have lots of options on what to do and will just let the weather dictate what we do on which day. We'll be based out of Mürren from June 18th until June 22nd and will be certain to post a trip report afterwards as those have been very helpful to us in our planning.