Montreux to Zweisimmen on June 2

Montreux to Zweisimmen on June 2

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needforsneed
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May 31, 2018 - 4:48 AM

Hey Everyone,

As we all know there has been construction on the Golden Pass route from Montreux to Zweisimmen and reservations were not possible until after June 2nd. I see that June 2nd has opened up for reservations but the 2 carriages showing online are both shown as full. Does this mean that we are out of luck on getting on the 0944 train?

Thanks!

Mark

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May 31, 2018 - 6:10 AM in reply to needforsneed

Hi Mark,

>> I see that June 2nd has opened up for reservations but the 2 carriages showing online are both shown as full. Does this mean that we are out of luck on getting on the 0944 train?

I would say there is probably some other explanation for what you are seeing - not that the train is fully booked.

I read somewhere that, although some trains will get back to normal from 2 June, the full normal scheduled service is apparently not likely to resume until 5 June 2018.

I can see that reservations in the direction Zweisimmen to Montreux are available again from 2 June, but in the direction you want to travel, 4 June is the first day they seem to be available.

My guess is that the strange results you see on 2 June are probably just a system glitch, and reservations are simply not possible for anyone. Absolutely none of the trains on that day from Montreux to Zweisimmen are showing any seats available for reservation.

However, I would check it on a daily basis just in case anything changes.

After you've made that trip, I would be very interested in learning how it turned out!

Alpenrose

Last modified on May 31, 2018 - 6:15 AM by Removed user
needforsneed
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Jun 1, 2018 - 3:58 AM in reply to Removed user

Thanks Alpenrose! I will let you know what happens. Assuming I can't get a reservation, how early should we get to the train station for the 0944 train from Montreux?

Lucas
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Jun 1, 2018 - 6:47 AM in reply to needforsneed

If no one is making/able to make reservations then the train will be empty at Montreux. Getting to the station by 09:30 should give you the pick of the litter as it were.

Whenever I travel on Swiss trains for longer distances I arrive at the station about 15 minutes early to ensure I get a seat where I want. People connecting on trains usually don't arrive until around 5-10 minutes before departure and I've already got my seat.

Last modified on Jun 1, 2018 - 6:47 AM by Lucas
needforsneed
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Jun 2, 2018 - 7:54 AM

Ok, live report from the field - we were told 2 different things - one that the 944 was completely booked and one the it was not and that reservations were not possible. We decided to not chance it and get on the “normal”, non-panoramic 853. Well, it turns on the 853 IS panoramic and hardly anyone is on it! “Pick of the litter” as Lucas said! Still don’t know about the 944, but we are enjoying a beautiful ride on the 853! Thanks Lucas and Alpenrose666!

Lucas
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Jun 2, 2018 - 8:27 AM in reply to needforsneed

Thanks for the update!

I'd heard the panoramics are being used "randomly" during the construction work. Glad you lucked out!

needforsneed
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Jun 2, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Another update - the 944 was NOT full and it was NOT panoramic! 😀 No issues with construction - it appears to be over for now.

Lucas
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Jun 2, 2018 - 1:51 PM in reply to needforsneed

The 09:44 wasn't? Must be a hiccup on their end as they finished construction. Tt was scheduled to be a panoramic.

Either way thanks for the updates. :)

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Jun 3, 2018 - 2:14 AM in reply to needforsneed

Isn't it great when things just fall perfectly into place! Glad to hear back from you, and to see that it went so well for you after all the uncertainty.

The fact that the panoramic train schedule was still a bit topsy-turvy probably explains why reservations were still suspended on 2 June, despite the fact that construction work was already completed. It's a shame that their booking site doesn't have the capacity to provide relevant explanatory messages when reservations aren't possible.

Alpenrose

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