Jan 27, 2020 - 2:03 AM
There are pros and cons
Lötschberg old mountain route (summit tunnel Kandersteg - Goppenstein)
Plus: a series of loops on the ‘north ramp’ to enable the line to gain height - famously passes through a now closed station (Blausee Mitholz) where you used to have to board a train running southwards to go north and vice versa. Clings to the valley side high above the Rhone valley on the south ramp.
Minus: is slower (much slower if the main aim of your trip is to get directly to Zermatt)
Lötschberg Base tunnel.
Pros: Fast modern railway - longer tunnel Frutigen - Visp. Much faster journey if heading direct for Zermatt. Still plenty of nice scenery either side of the base tunnel
Cons: none really
Last modified on Jan 27, 2020 - 2:04 AM by 1960man