Eigergletscher railway station

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Eigergletscher
Eigergletscher Railway Station.JPG
Location Eigergletscher
Lauterbrunnen, Bern
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°34′29″N 07°58′13″E / 46.57472°N 7.97028°E / 46.57472; 7.97028Coordinates: 46°34′29″N 07°58′13″E / 46.57472°N 7.97028°E / 46.57472; 7.97028
Elevation 2,320 m (7,610 ft)[1]
Line(s) Jungfraubahn
History
Opened 1898
Location
Eigergletscher is located in Switzerland
Eigergletscher
Eigergletscher
Location within Switzerland

Eigergletscher is a railway station in the municipality of Lauterbrunnen in the canton of Bern. The station is served by trains of the Jungfrau railway, which run to the Jungfraujoch from Kleine Scheidegg, where they connect with services from Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen and Grindelwald via the Bernese Oberland railway and the Wengernalp railway.[1][2][3]

The station takes its name from the adjacent Eiger Glacier, and is the Jungfraubahn's last station in the open air, before the line enters its tunnel to the summit. It is also the location of the railway's workshop.[1]

The station opened on 19 September 1898, with the opening of the first open air stretch of the Jungfraubahn. After further construction, the line was extended to a temporary terminus within the tunnel at Rotstock station on 2 August 1899.[4]

The following passenger trains operate:[5][6]

Operator Train Type Route Typical Frequency Notes
Jungfraubahn Kleine Scheidegg - Eigergletscher - Eigerwand - Eismeer - Jungfraujoch 2 per hour

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  1. ^ a b c Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. p. 82. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  2. ^ Allen, Cecil J. (1958). Switzerland's Amazing Railways. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons. p. 141. 
  3. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  4. ^ "The Jungfrau Railway – History". Jingfraubahn. Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Interlaken–Lauterbrunnen–Wengen–Kleine Scheidegg–Jungfraujoch" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Interlaken–Grindelwald–Kleine Scheidegg–Jungfraujoch" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 

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