Eigergletscher railway station

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Location
46°34'28"N
007°58'13"E
Country
 Switzerland
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Description

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.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.

History

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.Jungfraubahn AG has announced that a new V-cableway will be constructed to bring visitors direct to Eigergletscher from Grindelwald Grund, shortening journey times to the Jungfraujoch by 47 minutes. Construction started in the summer of 2018 and the new service is expected to operate from 2020.

Services

The following passenger trains operate:
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