Jungfrau Railways and Gornergrat Railway introduce seasonally adjusted prices.

Starting 2018, Jungfrau Railways as well as Gornergrat Railway differentiate between three seasonal price levels: Depending on the time of year, high season, shoulder season or low season rates apply for the ride up Jungfraujoch, Harder Kulm and Gornergrat. Flexible pricing is intended to help distribute the demand over the course of the whole year and thus steer passenger flow.

Prices for the respective mountain railways according to the new pricing system can be found under:

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In spring 2018, the third edition of the popular myTravel Stamp Booklet will be released. Again, the stamp collection booklet contains interesting information and attractive benefits around the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

With the purchase of a Swiss Travel Pass in a market abroad or in Switzerland, tourists receive a free copy of the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland myTravel Stamp Booklet.

Along the most beautiful train journey in Switzerland, passengers can collect nine individual and unique stamps: in Zurich, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen, Lucerne, Interlaken, Montreux, Zermatt, St. Moritz and Lugano. The booklet also supplies the traveller with information around the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland.

Additionally, each holder of a myTravel Stamp Booklet may participate in a competition and thereby stands a chance of winning a fantastic main prize: a complete Swiss travel package at a total value of CHF 8,200.

Another great benefit is gained from a number of integrated coupons offering attractive discounts at many destinations and mountain railways and adding a total value of CHF 200. In 2018, the coupons are available in digital format for the first time via the Swiss Travel Guide app. Swiss Travel System AG will launch this app in mid-April.

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The great variety of offers for international arrivals by rail has been expanded again in 2018. Up to three countries can now be traversed on one and the same train. A guarantee for comfortable travel without changing trains.

Swiss cities have much to offer: tradition, culture, gastronomy and delightful locations at lake shores and riversides. Those who wish to explore the charms of Swiss cities are well advised to decide on convenient arrival by train. The wide range of offers for travelling to Switzerland by rail is continually being expanded.

As of 2018, the following new direct connections have been established:

  • Venice to Zurich. The train runs via Milano and requires no change of trains. The service on this route is now offered daily.
  • Milano to Frankfurt on the Main: This new railway offer is a tri-national connection and is serviced by an ETR610 high velocity train called Johann Wolfgang Goethe. The train runs once daily between Milano and Frankfurt on the Main and traverses Switzerland via Lugano, Lucerne and Basel.

More connections for arrival from Germany, France, Italy and Austria can be found here.

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As of 2018, the Bernina Express Bus extends its operating times. The bus service on the route between Tirano and Lugano now starts already on 15 February 2018.

Whether as a grand opening or a glorious culmination: The spectacular Alpine crossing on the Bernina Express can be prolonged by means of the Bernina Express Bus (Tirano-Lugano).

The new operating times are:

  • 15 February to 01 April 2018: from Thursday to Sunday (off-peak season)
  • 02 April to 28 October 2018: daily (peak season)
  • 01 to 25 November 2018: from Thursday to Sunday (off-peak season)

Seat reservations are required in advance on the Bernina Express Bus.

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Two brand new theme texts about Swiss public transport have been published.

True to its name, the theme text “Advantages of the Swiss Travel Pass” outlines all the merits of this all-in-one ticket. Holders of the Swiss Travel Pass not only benefit from travelling all across Switzerland by train, bus and boat all day long but also enjoy free admission to more than 500 museums. Some route suggestions are provided in the text.

Mountain biking, downhill racing or rather a leisurely ride along the lake? Switzerland offers numerous options for bicycle enthusiasts. And if a break is the dictate of the moment, the bike is easily taken along on train or boat. All possibilities around bicycle transport as well as train & bike adventures are detailed in the new theme text.

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Thanks to the shooting of the James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service“, the Schilthorn has achieved world fame early on.

The new backgrounder (available in German & English) centres around this famous mountain in the Bernese Oberland. It offers details not only about how the Schilthorn Railway was built and how best to arrive at the region but also about all the excursion adventures on the mountain – whether in summer or in winter. The map on the last page provides an overall synopsis.

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After a reconstruction phase, the cable car from “Kräbel” to “Rigi Scheidegg” will be reopening on December 23, 2017.

The cable car has been under reconstruction this summer. Newly 100% integrated in the Swiss Travel Pass, it offers an additional attraction on Mt. Rigi – especially for travellers looking for an experience off the beaten track or for families with their children and for hikers.

From Arth-Goldau, guests hop on the Mt. Rigi cogwheel train up to the second stop, the station “Kräbel”. From there, they can change into the new cable car leaving to “Rigi Scheidegg”.

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The Swiss Travel System Sales Manual is now available. It provides answers to all trade-relevant questions around the Swiss Travel System.

As of now, you can download the Sales Manual 2018. Ticket range, arrival from neighbouring countries or luggage services: The manual provides detailed sales information about all trade-relevant topics regarding the Swiss Travel System.

Of course, you will also find timetables for all premium panoramic trains and information about the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland as well as the most delightful mountain excursions.

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A funicular in Central Switzerland beats the world record: The new Stoos Railway with a gradient of 110‰ is the steepest in the world – not to mention 100% included in the Swiss Travel Pass.

On 17 December 2017 the world’s steepest funicular officially entered into operation. The railway allows a year-round connection from the valley direct to the heart of the mountain village Stoos in the Canton of Schwyz – and therefore right to the slopes. The funicular represents the essence of innovation.

Thanks to automatic level compensation, passengers stand on completely level ground at all times. The horizontal entrance and exit points at the stations are perfect for buggies, wheelchairs and luggage transport. The unique experience of riding the new Stoos Railway is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass.

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Between 2018 and 2022, important adjustments in the infrastructure and rolling stock of the Montreux-Berner Oberland-Bahn (MOB) are carried out.

Renovation GoldenPass MOB Panoramic VIP
It will result in a change of wagon material between Zweisimmen and Montreux. The GoldenPass MOB composition with VIP seats will be taken out of operation on 3 September 2018 and completely renewed.

The renovation will be completed in the course of 2019. No definite date for its re-employment has yet been determined, but it will certainly happen in 2019. During the entire renovation period of the VIP Panoramic, a regular GoldenPass MOB Panoramic with panoramic coaches in 1st and 2nd class will be deployed.

Renovation GoldenPass Classic
The Golden Pass Classic with its recreated Belle-Époque coaches will be revised from 08 January to 29 June 2018. Starting 30 June, the three salon coaches will be put back into service. The name of the train composition will be changed to GoldenPass MOB Belle Époque. The renovation of the fourth Belle Époque coach with the wine cellar design will be more comprehensive. This coach will be ready for service by the end of July. During the renovation time, a scheduled train with conventional wagon material operates on the course.

Please find information to further adjustments at the MOB routes in the attachment.

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