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rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 29, 2018 - 6:01 AM in reply to Lisadee

Hi Lisa,

I'm sure I posted a response to this earlier but it seems to have disappeared (or I forgot to press post reply!).

They stay on train at Domodossola. They may have to change at Brig or they may be on a direct connection to Spiez. Either way they need to get off at Brig and take a train Brig to Interlaken Ost via Kandersteg. It also goes to Spiez but via the scenic route. No reservations need. They have to change at Spiez for Interlaken Ost whichever way they go and change at Interlaken Ost for Grindelwald. Make sure they get on the back two carriages. The front two don't go to Grindelwald!

I came across this grindelwald.swiss/en/w inter/village-of-grindelwald/visitors-card-visitors-taxes/. Not sure if will help with pricing on the First Flyer etc

Lisadee
Lisadee
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Mar 29, 2018 - 12:19 PM in reply to rockoyster

When you say, "Make sure they get on the back two carriages." Are you talking about the Interlaken Train? How can half the train not go to Grindelwald? Is the platform only big enough for the last two carriages? Hopefully the conductor announces that. But i will note it.

I know I've said it before but Thanks to YOU (rockoyster, Lucas, Slowpoke, Arno and Chantal ) for all your help. I don't know what i would have done without you guys. i feel like I have created a very personalized custom made itinerary and I've actually learned a lot about SwitZerland. Thank you.

Last modified on Mar 29, 2018 - 1:04 PM by Lisadee
Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Mar 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM in reply to Lisadee

>> When you say, "Make sure they get on the back two carriages." Are you talking about the Interlaken Train? How can half the train not go to Grindelwald?

The train from Interlaken Ost is usually split at Zweilütschinen, with one half continuing to Lauterbrunnen (where you change for the train up to Wengen), and the other half proceeding to Grindelwald.

So they just have to make sure they get into the correct end of the train at Interlaken Ost.

Carriages bound for Lauterbrunnen are usually at Sector A of Platform 2; those for Grindelwald are usually at Sector B of Platform 2. The platform sectors are denoted by square blue-and-white overhead signs along the platform.

The destination (Grindelwald or Lauterbrunnen) is also clearly marked on each carriage near the doors, and there are staff to direct people.

Alpenrose

Last modified on Mar 29, 2018 - 4:02 PM by Alpenrose666
Lisadee
Lisadee
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Mar 29, 2018 - 4:15 PM in reply to Alpenrose666

oh wow. Glad you guys mentioned that. The NY trains do not split in half. :-) lol

Wallaby Bob
Wallaby Bob
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Mar 30, 2018 - 5:42 AM in reply to Lisadee

Hello Lisadee,

Trenitalia is an excellent service in Italy and very easy to navigate. You shouldn’t have any problems on their site.

Regards Wallabybob

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Mar 31, 2018 - 5:12 AM in reply to Lisadee

Hi Lisa,

Here's a little something for the boys to work on before they arrive on Swiss soil - bit.ly/2pRZg3T.

Lisadee
Lisadee
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Mar 31, 2018 - 3:31 PM in reply to rockoyster

Haha rock oyster. Thanks. This is great.

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