May 2, 2018 - 4:49 AM
in reply to gamesteel
>> Is there any other website which gives an idea why the train isn't operational and when would it be operational in 2018?
According to the Swiss Timetable, it is because of heavy snowfall. If you can wait until 5 May, it might be open then. If you can't wait that long, simply go up and back via the cableway from Kriens.
This is completely normal for the cogwheel train from Alpnachstad to Pilatus Kulm. The opening date can be anywhere from the beginning of May to mid-May each year. It is entirely dependent on the weather. Once the track is clear of snow, I imagine there is also some work to be done clearing debris from the track before the trains can start running.
The definitive site for operational status is the Pilatus website, as rockoyster has already advised.
Last modified on May 2, 2018 - 4:53 AM by Alpenrose666