Golden Pass VIP seating too hot on sunny days?

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Apr 5, 2017 - 7:09 PM


My wife and I are thinking about reserving VIP seating on the Golden Pass Line in July. We have heard that this part of the train is not air conditioned and the cabin may heat up uncomfortably on a sunny day. Is this anything we should be concerned about? If so what precautions do passengers take to stay comfortable? Also are backpacks / luggage stored in the VIP cabin or elsewhere?

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Apr 6, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The VIP panoramic seats are only available on certain trains on the route Zweissimen <> Montreux, not on Luzern to Interlaken and also not on Interlaken to Zweissimen. On the Golden Pass website, these are the ones where the locomotive is shown in the middle of the train, not at the front or back.

The VIP seats are the ones at the very front of the front carriage (numbers 81-87).

I think it not so hot in this very modern trains. You can bring some water with you to drink.

Luggage can stored in the train, also near the VIP seats.

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Apr 6, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Dear Brahms

Thank you so much for your helpful information.


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Apr 6, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Dean!

You might be right that there's no airco in these trains, but I am not sure. There is between Luzern and Interlaken. I haven't heard of temperature issues yet. The section with the VIP seats is less than 2 hours, and you can move around in the train if needed. I'd take a cool drink and sunglasses and go for it. If you have a huge amount of luggage you may need to place it elsewhere in the carriage, so a lock might be a good idea.

Have fun!

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