Grindelwald railway station

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Grindelwald
Grindelwald train station.jpg
Trains in the station; BOB to left; WAB to right.
Location Dorfstrasse, Grindelwald, Bern
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°37′28″N 08°02′00″E / 46.62444°N 8.03333°E / 46.62444; 8.03333Coordinates: 46°37′28″N 08°02′00″E / 46.62444°N 8.03333°E / 46.62444; 8.03333
Elevation 1,034 m (3,392 ft)[1]
Line(s)
History
Opened 1 July 1890
Electrified 17 March 1914
A WAB train entering the station

Grindelwald is a railway station in the village and municipality of Grindelwald in the Swiss canton of Bern. The station is the terminus of both the Berner Oberland Bahn (BOB), whose trains operate services to Interlaken Ost, and of the Wengernalpbahn (WAB), whose trains operate to Kleine Scheidegg via Grindelwald Grund.[1][2]

The BOB and WAB lines use different gauges, and there is no physical connection between them. However the trains operate from adjacent platforms within the same station. Trains of both lines enter the station from its western end. Counter-intuitively, the WAB commences its ascent to Kleine Scheidegg by descending steeply to Grindelwald Grund, where it reverses and commences its climb.[1]

The station is served by the following passenger trains:[3]

Operator Train Type Route Typical Frequency Notes
Berner Oberland Bahn Regio Interlaken Ost - Wilderswil - Zweilütschinen - Lütschental - Burglauenen - Schwendi - Grindelwald 1 or 2 per hour
Wengernalpbahn Grindelwald - Grindelwald Grund - Brandegg - Alpiglen - Kleine Scheidegg 2 per hour

Post bus services connect Grindelwald station to other local places, including a service to Meiringen over the Grosse Scheidegg Pass, using a road closed to most other traffic.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eisenbahnatlas Schweiz. Verlag Schweers + Wall GmbH. 2012. p. 82. ISBN 978-3-89494-130-7. 
  2. ^ map.geo.admin.ch (Map). Swiss Confederation. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Interlaken–Grindelwald–Kleine Scheidegg–Jungfraujoch" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  4. ^ "Grindelwald–Grosse Scheidegg–Schwarzwaldalp–(Meiringen)" (PDF). Bundesamt für Verkehr. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 

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