New Glacier Express 1st class coaches

Just in time for the 90th anniversary in 2020, the Glacier Express will put the first completely renovated 1st and 2nd class cars into operation. In terms of design and technology, they follow the example of the Excellence Class which has become very popular since its launch in March 2019.

All panorama coaches will have a modern interior. Thanks to the high-quality materials, the design offers a nature and mountain experience in the sense of Swissness and “Alpine Chic”, cleverly combining all three comfort classes. Two completely modernised Glacier Express compositions will be ready for the 2020 summer season. The aim is to complete the entire refit programme of the Glacier Express fleet by the start of the 2021 summer season.

The following innovations await:

  • Modern interior: high-quality material in the sense of Swissness and “Alpine Chic”
  • Photo panorama window: this window can be opened by pushing a button, guaranteeing anti-reflective photographs and films
  • Modern customer information system: integrated infotainment allowing the guest to call up additional route information via his tablet or smartphone
  • Seat sound reinforcement: modernised audio modules and two new voice channel languages
  • Comfort at every seat: sockets, glass troughs, bottle holder; larger luggage shelves
  • Heat radiation: sun protection films reduce heat
  • Service trolley: only one counter instead of bar table/leaning area
  • Toilet: noble washbasin wall made of solid stone with integrated mirror cabinet