Apr 30, 2017 - 9:56 AM
in reply to sydneyjen
>> Thanks for that. I tried to replicate this on the SBB timetable website, but suspect that they are moving me through the new tunnel since the gotthard panorama express doesn't seem to come up on the details of the journey. Do i enter Fluehen in the Via box?
Yes, you must put Flüelen in the via box (note the correct spelling), and a train departure time of 12:30 (or 12:39 to be exact) from Luzern. If you don't do that, the timetable will look for "better" connections, and won't suggest the Gotthard Panorama Express. (There is only one departure of the Gotthard Panorama Express per day.)
>> which website did you use to get that timetable?
I'm still using my link to the old SBB (Swiss Railways) site, which I like better than the new one, but you will get the same results on the new site if you put in the right information, i.e. via Flüelen, and departure from Luzern at 12:39.
Unfortunately, Flüelen has an umlaut (two dots) on the "u", which presents difficulties for people who aren't used to typing in German. Either copy and paste it into the SBB timetable, or substitute "ue" for "ü", i.e. Flueelen. (Although the timetable does seem to be able to cope with spelling it as "Fluelen" as well, though technically it is a misspelling.)
>> Also how do i reserve the section on the gotthard panorama train?
Information about how to reserve seats is here:
www.myswissalps.com/go tthardpanoramaexpress/ packages
Hope this works for you.