Distance covered on Gotthard Panorama Express

Distance covered on Gotthard Panorama Express

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Uvr2002
Uvr2002
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Jul 1, 2018 - 6:29 AM

Hello

What is the total distance covered in kilometres from Lugano to Lucerne on Gotthard Panorama Express (including the boat)?

Thank you

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jul 1, 2018 - 6:51 AM in reply to Uvr2002

Hello Uvr2002 and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

1. Do you mean distance over the ground or as the crow flies?

2. Why do you ask?

Last modified on Jul 1, 2018 - 6:51 AM by rockoyster
Uvr2002
Uvr2002
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Jul 1, 2018 - 7:55 AM

Hello and Thank you for your welcome.and the reply.

1. I meant the actual distance covered.

2. I ask because I am writing a travel story on scenic rail journeys in Switzerland and I am researching the distances travelled.

Thank you.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 1, 2018 - 3:30 PM in reply to Uvr2002

Hi Uvr2002

You might find some useful details on the Swiss railways website here: https://company.sbb.ch /en/the-company/profil/facts-and-figures.html

I haven't seen the mileage stated online before but I'm sure an email to SBB will get you the answer if the above link doesn't have it. Bottom of page here: https://www.sbb.ch/en/ home.html

Uvr2002
Uvr2002
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Jul 1, 2018 - 10:09 PM

Hi Lucas

thank you. I will check it out.

cheers

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jul 1, 2018 - 10:20 PM in reply to Uvr2002

There is a sort of maître d'train on board the GPEX. I’m sure he will know all the facts. Or see attached. 🤓

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Uvr2002
Uvr2002
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Jul 1, 2018 - 10:26 PM

Hi

Yes there was. Unfortunately, I didn't ask him. Now I am back home and trying to find out.

Thank you for the link. I will check it out.

Cheers

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 2, 2018 - 5:48 AM in reply to rockoyster

Ah you found it. Nice sleuthing sir!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jul 2, 2018 - 5:52 AM in reply to Lucas

Geeks rule! 🤓

Arno
Arno
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Jul 2, 2018 - 6:21 AM

Hi Uvr2002,

You'll find a detailed map on www.myswissalps.com/go tthardpanoramaexpress. It does not list distances but I got the below from the file with the coordinates. Should be pretty close to reality. The boat section length depends on the actual stops along the way, it does not take that into account.

  • Lucerne - Flüelen (boat): 36.6 km
  • Flüelen - Gotthard: 48.5 km
  • Gotthard - Bellinzona: 69.2 km
  • Bellinzona - Lugano: 27.9 km

Good luck with the story writing!

Uvr2002
Uvr2002
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Jul 2, 2018 - 6:24 AM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno

thank you so much. This is exactly what I was looking for.

Cheers

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 2, 2018 - 6:29 AM in reply to rockoyster

You've been out-geeked by the master. ;)

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jul 2, 2018 - 6:44 AM in reply to Lucas

182 versus 182.2. My figure was rounded down to the nearest kilometer for ease of absorption. 😇

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