Trains cancelled Spiez to Zweisimmen Oct. 15-21

Trains cancelled Spiez to Zweisimmen Oct. 15-21

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sandy215
sandy215
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Oct 5, 2017 - 11:28 PM

It looks like the trains are cancelled between Spiez and Zweisimmen between October 15th and October 21st (see attached from SBB website). Instead they are routing trains and buses through Wimmis. I was planning on traveling from Wengen to Montreux on October 20th. How much does this impact the Golden Pass Route? Does anyone know if the Golden Pass panorama and classic trains will still be operating on the portion of the route that are open?

Thank you for this wonderful forum with so much information!

Sandy

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rockoyster
rockoyster
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Oct 6, 2017 - 12:50 AM in reply to sandy215

Hi Sandy and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

This shouldn't cause any problems with the panoramic trains which run on the Zweisimmen to Montreux leg. That is a discrete portion of the Golden Pass Line. Even if the regular train Spiez to Zweisimmen was running you still have to change to the MOB train at Zweisimmen. As per the notice you just have to allow extra time for the bus to reach Zweisimmen.

The bus route Wimmis to Zweisimmen pretty much parallels the train tracks (according to Google maps).

Happy travels.

Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Oct 6, 2017 - 2:49 AM in reply to sandy215

Hi Sandy,

>> Instead they are routing trains and buses through Wimmis.

The trains from Speiz to Zweisimmen and on to Montreux normally go through Wimmis anyway - it's not a different route.

The only difference during construction is that you will get off the train at Wimmis station and get on a bus. The bus will deliver you to Zweisimmen station, from where you will continue your journey by train. The bus trip will take about 45 minutes. I imagine people's luggage will be loaded into the luggage compartment under the bus.

The SBB timetable has been updated to include the replacement bus sector, so if you do a timetable search for your travel date, you will see clear details of your route, transfer points and timing. I expect the whole thing will be very well organised. (In case you don't already know, you will need to put "via Zweisimmen" into your timetable search to avoid generating the faster routes via Visp or Bern instead of the slower Golden Pass route.)

www.myswissalps.com/ti metable

Alpenrose

Last modified on Oct 6, 2017 - 2:51 AM by Alpenrose666
sandy215
sandy215
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Oct 7, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Thank you so much for the responses. I compared the detoured route with the regular route and it is only a 15-20 minute difference so we'll stick with our plan and follow the detour at Wimmis.

Thank you,

Sandy

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