Changing trains in Samedan in only 2 minutes?

Changing trains in Samedan in only 2 minutes?

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Travelbug53
Travelbug53
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Jun 1, 2016 - 11:06 PM

Hello Experts,

We will be arriving at Zurich Airport at 3:00 pm on June 11 and need to take a train to Pontresina. I checked the time table and am worried that we have only two minutes to change trains with luggage in Samedan. I have attached a screen shot of the time table. Would you be able to suggest an alternate route where we'll have enough time to make the connection? Thank you.

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Arno
Arno
7721 posts
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Jun 2, 2016 - 6:16 AM

Hi Travelbug,

The attachment shows another trip, but the two minute change is no problem. It's a simple cross platform "efficient" change. I've done it multiple times. You can make it a bit easier by sitting in the middle of the train rather than in the first or last carriage. That gives you a nearly 100% chance of stopping directly across your next train, so you only need to walk 10 meters or so.

If you do miss that train, there's a next one, and there are buses too in that region.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2656 posts
expert
Jun 3, 2016 - 1:07 AM in reply to Travelbug53

Small station. They will wait for the train.

See this image of the station:

map.geo.admin.ch/?topic=swisstopo&lang=e n&bgLayer=ch.swisstopo .swissimage&X=156520.7 5&Y=786758.25&zoom=1

Zoom in.

Your screen shot does not show that journey, and shows a date in January, 2015.....?

slowpoke

Last modified on Jun 3, 2016 - 1:09 AM by Slowpoke
Travelbug53
Travelbug53
38 posts
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Jun 3, 2016 - 1:21 AM

Thank you for your advice Arno and Slowpoke. We will follow your great suggestion to sit n the mid section of the train. Sorry about the wrong attachment. Even though my screen shot shows the timetable for June 11 from Zurich airport at 17:18, it somehow defaults to another schedule when I attach the picture. Sorry.

Last modified on Jun 3, 2016 - 1:28 AM by Travelbug53
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Arno
Arno
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Jun 3, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Hi Travelbug53,

I'm not sure what happened to your attachment. Perhaps it's a bug in the forum. I noticed you named it "image". I wonder what happens if you give it a unique name such as "image2016060301" before uploading it. If that works it's a problem in the forum and I will plan a fix.

Last modified on Jun 3, 2016 - 7:01 AM by Arno
Travelbug53
Travelbug53
38 posts
active member
Jun 6, 2016 - 3:21 AM in reply to Arno

Thank you Arno. I took a screen shot from my computer, pasted it in Paint and renamed it to see if it attaches correctly. Maybe it's because I took a screen shot and attached it from my tablet in my previous post.

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Arno
Arno
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Jun 6, 2016 - 8:17 AM

This time it worked fine. Thanks for trying!

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