Jungfrau’s V-Cableway now in action

23rd December 2020, by Abi Butcher

The Eiger Express (above) and the Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola are fully operational

The Eiger Express (above) and the Grindelwald-Männlichen gondola are fully operational

Looking forward, beyond the coronavirus pandemic, the Jungfrau region earlier this month opened the second part of its massive new V-Cableway – despite challenging times for construction.

The new V-Cableway – the Eiger Express and the Männlichen gondolas, both starting from Grund, just below Grindelwald – has been 908 days in the making by Jungfrau Railways, Switzerland’s largest mountain railway company. The Männlichen gondola opened last season, replacing a 50-years-old gondola that took half an hour to gain about 1280m vertical. The journey time is almost halved.

The new Eiger Express whisks skiers and tourists up to the slightly higher point of Eigerletscher, where pistes descend towards Grindelwald and Wengen, and the mountain railway from Kleine Scheidegg climbs on to Jungfraujoch for spectacular glacier views.

Between them, the cableways can transport 4000 guests per hour. A brand new terminal building at the base offers an assortment of places to eat, to rent and buy ski and snowboard equipment as well as a public transport hub and multi-storey carpark for 1,000 cars.

Chairman of the board at Jungfraubahn Holding AG, Thomas Bieger, says: “The coronavirus crisis will be followed by an era of new growth in international tourism”. 

The tourist board says confidently that the V-Cableway “will ensure the success of tourism in the Jungfrau region as a whole in the medium and long-term, making it a year-round destination for Swiss tourism”.

A bird’s eye view of the new Grindelwald-Männlichen and Eiger Express


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