May 7, 2018 - 3:52 AM
in reply to rockoyster
>> The timetable seems to have been updated off into the future. Still showing bus in September even though track supposed to be fixed 30 June. Interesting.
Yes, trains are not reintroduced into the timetable until 8 October, and then only twice daily. That situation is set to continue for the remainder of the 2017-18 timetable period according to the current timetable.
If things change, I imagine they will update the timetable again. From what I've read, it's not only a question of clearing and repairing the track, but the fact that the land remains unstable, with further landslides a possibility. I imagine that will be the major factor in determining when trains can safely run again.
Hopefully they don't have to re-route the line. They had to do that after the Randa rockslides of 1991 on the line between Visp and Zermatt, which buried around 800 m of the Glacier Express line.
Last modified on May 7, 2018 - 3:57 AM by Alpenrose666