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Jm lowery
Jm lowery
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Nov 9, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Hi

I'm looking at the Brig–Iselle di Trasquera car transport train as a quick way of getting into Italy on a motorcycle tour in 2020. Has anyone got advice on loading and securing a motorcycle on the train?

Cheers

John, UK

Anna
Anna
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Nov 9, 2019 - 7:24 PM in reply to Jm lowery

Hi John,

All I have is a link to the website. Please refer to the links at www.myswissalps.com/ca r/cartrains.

Maybe someone else on the forum could provide some insights.

Regards,
Anna

Last modified on Nov 10, 2019 - 4:12 PM by Annika
Jm lowery
Jm lowery
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Nov 9, 2019 - 7:54 PM in reply to Anna

Hi Anna,

Thanks for this. I had looked at this page, but couldn't really see anything other than the rider being responsible for securing the vehicle, I'd like to know what this means and where do you go once you've secured the motorcycle. I'm so used to EuroTunnel where you just ride on, park up (no need to strap the bike down) and stay with the vehicle.

Cheers,

John

Anna
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Nov 9, 2019 - 8:59 PM in reply to Jm lowery

Hi John,

When we took the car on the shuttle train (Goppenstein - Kandersteg), we had to remain in the car throughout the journey crossing the tunnel (took only 15 - 20 mins, same duration as the journey from Brig to Iselle). I assume it would be the same for motorcycles.

Anna

Jm lowery
Jm lowery
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Nov 9, 2019 - 9:58 PM in reply to Anna

Hi Anna,

Thanks for this, sounds very much like the EuroTunnel.

John

rockoyster
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Nov 9, 2019 - 10:19 PM in reply to Jm lowery

You should contact BLS for the information - www.bls.ch/en/pages/ko ntakt/formular-fahrplan or phone them - +41583274114.

Last modified on Nov 9, 2019 - 10:20 PM by rockoyster
1960man
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Nov 10, 2019 - 1:14 AM

On the BLS car carrying trains (Kandersteg - Goppenstein and Brig - Iselle) bikes or motorbike riders travel in the amenity coach (which is the driving coach at the opposite end of the push pull train to the locomotive).

The same used to happen on Eurotunnel (there is a little 'hidden' lounge in end cars of Eurotunnel coach sets)

Jm lowery
Jm lowery
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Nov 10, 2019 - 9:17 AM in reply to rockoyster

Many thanks for all the helpful replies.

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