Feb 27, 2020 - 7:09 AM
in reply to 1960man
Hi 1960man -
<<"Also, I don't agree with Slowpoke about the base tunnel route Spiez -
Visp. The old mountain route gives you an hour or so of extra views, but
that's about it. Also the last few times I've done the mountain route
train it has been so busy I didn't enjoy the ride at ">>
We had at least one poster who said emphatically that the extra time spent in going via the upper Lötscberg route (instead of the new fast basis tunnel) was a mistake, because it reduced the time available in Zermatt. which was the specific goal of that poster.
I allowed for that possibility by adding the comment about being in a hurry, but I should have been more clear. Personally , I really like the old route, perhaps because I have always enjoyed walking from Hohtenn to Ausserberg, and the ride down the southern slope brings back the memories. And, the history of the route has some appeal to me. To each his or her own.
In general, Ginger needs to spend time with the timetable as I noted in my earlier post. Not only for the run to Zermatt, but for the other routes as well.
Your observation about the trip through Chur illustrates why.
A map, any map, will help, too.
I like this one, for rail journeys:
Last modified on Feb 27, 2020 - 7:17 AM by Slowpoke