Decoupling Swiss trains & being on the right one

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autumnz
autumnz
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Jun 15, 2018 - 11:09 PM

How do I know if I have to be careful about which train car to take? Does sbb app help with this at all? Tips/advice to get where we think we are going! :)

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 15, 2018 - 11:21 PM in reply to autumnz

There are almost no places where you have to worry about that. The only one that I can think of is at Interlaken Ost, and there will be signs and conductors to guide you.

The Swiss are not generally parsimonious with their rail cars.

Slowpoke

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 16, 2018 - 2:56 AM in reply to autumnz

Apart from the situation at Interlaken that Slowpoke mentioned (where one half of train goes to Lauterbrunnen and the other half to Grindelwald) you may also strike a similar thing at Spiez. If travelling to Zermat via Spiez some trains split in two. One half goes to Brig the other to Zweisimmen.

The SBB App will tell you which part of the platform to be on eg 2A or 2B or whatever and the signage is very good.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jun 16, 2018 - 11:33 AM in reply to rockoyster

Hi Rockoyster -

yes, forgot about Spiez.

And, the track data and platform location also shows up in the main online SBB timetable:

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Your comment reminded me that at Bern ( and possbly some other main stations) there maybe two trains at one platform, such as one at 2A-2B than another one at 2C-2D. Generally for the shorter local trains.

Signage is god. Check the overhead sign boards.

Slowpoke

Last modified on Jun 16, 2018 - 11:33 AM by Slowpoke

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