Timetable boat ride from Thun to Spiez

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Slowpoke
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Jan 22, 2018 - 10:56 AM in reply to rockoyster

Lots of snow this Winter. I suspect that the higher Alpine trails will open late, too.

Slowpoke

Slowpoke
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Jan 22, 2018 - 11:00 AM in reply to Abelefko1

I'd telephone Crans/Montana. That whole region is getting a lot of snow.....check to see if yu can get there.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
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Jan 23, 2018 - 8:25 PM in reply to Abelefko1

So, did you make it to C-M?

Abelefko1
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Jan 23, 2018 - 8:45 PM in reply to rockoyster

Yes ! And it’s gorgeous! We went thru the mountain

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Jan 25, 2018 - 11:05 AM in reply to rockoyster

>> I wonder if the BK "concession" is because the train is operated by BLS and not SBB?

I would say so. I've noticed the BLS also offer reservations on regional services, which is unusual. They have also just developed a "travel-now-pay-later" app, taking the ticketing concept a step further.

You check in and out on your phone, and have to maintain a charged phone and internet connection throughout the journey though. You also need to keep location services turned on. (Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting this would be suitable for the average tourist.)

www.lezzgo.ch/index-en.html

Alpenrose

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Slowpoke
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Jan 25, 2018 - 11:20 AM in reply to Removed user

<<"I've noticed the BLS also offer reservations on regional services, which is unusual. They have also just developed a "travel-now-pay-later" app, taking the ticketing concept a step further.">

I noticed an article, perhaps in the NZZ, that the BLS was trying to set up alternative competitive ticket pricing on some route(s) that are shared with the SBB.

The author noted that the Swiss rail system is not really set up to handle such competitve pracrices.

That is what I remember of the article; it was a few months ago.

It does seem that the BLS has set out to differentiate their company. And, over the years, they have taken over a lot of regional lines, particularly noticeable in the Emmental. When I first was riding the trains in the '80s, the trains in the Emmental had a variety of different liveries. For example, the rail line between Huttwill and Eriswill had been discontinued many years before, but some cars still carried "HEB" on them. There was another "Huttwil...xxxxx" line, as well.

Other regions, too.

Slowpoke

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