Aug 15, 2017 - 1:16 AM
in reply to aussiesteph
<<"I think we will book 1st class train ticket as I note that 2nd class
train travel is free when you enter this marathon and so assume 2nd
class will be VERY busy.">>
A good idea...but there is no First Class from Lauterbrunnen to Wengen and,maybe not even from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen. The isue will be how many trains they can cram into a short period if time. The trains are normally very short..2 or 3 cars...
The BOB (Berner Oberland Bahn) lays on extra trains with extra cars routinely during busy times... The schedule become a fiction. So, you may have trouble stuffing your luggage in with you, and there may be minor delays, but,you'll get there pretty close to schedule.
That is my best guess based on my own experience in busy times, but not during a marathon.
Perhaps Arno or Annika or Lucas have a more "close up" answer.