Some rail passes aren't valid in the winter?

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joyandjohn
joyandjohn
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Sep 17, 2017 - 5:01 PM

I see that some passes say it is not valid for winter, i.e. The jungfrau pass/ obernese region. Please advise why and what this means? For example does it mean things are not operating?

Lucas
Lucas
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Sep 17, 2017 - 10:21 PM in reply to joyandjohn

Hi Joyandjohn and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I am not entirely sure myself why they put seasonal restrictions on those two passes. There is a winter alternative - the Jungfrau Region Hiking and Sledging Pass - read about that here. Everything would be operating except for some short periods of time for maintenance (October/November or March/April typically).

I think it has to do with it being the popular ski season in the area and less demand for a rail passes - most people stay put in one or two villages for the holiday in the winter and buy the Swiss Transfer Ticket to get in and out of Switzerland.

Lucas

joyandjohn
joyandjohn
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Sep 18, 2017 - 6:47 AM in reply to Lucas

Thank you!

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