<<"(2) I will only have 6 minutes two change platform at Bern station (from
platform 3 to 6). Is 6 minutes really enough time to change platform
with luggage and kids?">>
Hi GpOz -
How old are the kids?
I agree that the change at Bern seems tight, but 6 minutes is standard, and Rockoyster has given a good perspective. When you look at the station map, you'll see that Bern is not a terminal station. The trains pass thorough, rather than reversing. The under-track passage is near the middle of the station, so, if you choose to go through Bern and have the choice, follow Rockoyster's advice and try to sit near the middle of the incoming train.
I can see that you have used the timetable thoroughly, but I wonder if you have learned to force it to display different routes by using the "via" option.,as described here:
Ordinarily, the computer defaults to the fastest route, but a look at a map can suggest alternate routes to check out. The route from Luzern over the Brunig Pass via Meiringen looks shorter on the map, for example. It is a scenic route, but slow because of the mountainous route, or, for you, because you don't make a good connection onward to Beatenburg from Interlaken.
Actually, it often shows in the timetable as the fastest route from Luzern to Interlaken.......so that you don't have to force it with a "via" .
And, every map has its good features, and I tend to like this one because of the way the train lines standout as you zoom in.
And, I used the menu to turn on icons for stations and bus stops. Mouse over an icon for more details,