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Scheduled summer season opening date for Firstbahn?

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Scheduled summer season opening date for Firstbahn?

I see that the Firstbahn is scheduled to run during winter season until 30 March 2014.

jungfrau.ch/tourismus/…

But can't seem to find a summer opening time anywhere. Does anyone have a link to the summer operating dates?

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1. Re: Scheduled summer season opening date for Firstbahn?

It took a little detective work but this fahrplan says May 3, 2014.

jungfrau.ch/tourismus/…

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2. Re: Scheduled summer season opening date for Firstbahn?

Dang, you are the best MountainTopper! I clicked myself blind on that website. . .

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3. Re: Scheduled summer season opening date for Firstbahn?

And a few other opening dates that may be of interest:

Grindelwald/Mannlichen Gondola -May 29

Wengen/Mannlichen Cablecar - May 17

Schynigge Platte Bahn - May 28

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4. Re: Scheduled summer season opening date for Firstbahn?

Perfect. Thanks so much. It takes some doing to figure it all out for sure. It would be great if there was one or two or three sites where one could look to figure it out but unfortunately it is more complicated than that.

I'm putting together a list of operating dates for high mountain transports in the Jungfrau region since so many folks are thinking of going in April - May, which is pretty much low season. Here is what I have figured out so far. All corrections/inputs encouraged.

Mountain Transport 2014 Operating Dates

The Wengernalpbahn (Lauterbrunnen to/from Kleine Scheidegg via Wengen) runs year round.

The Jungfrau Railway (between Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch) operates year round, weather permitting.

SchynigePlatte Bahn (Wilderswil to Schynige Platte): operations resume 29 May 2014 and run until 26 October 2014 (note: the Schynige Platte to First hike is often closed until mid-June due to snow)

Lauterbrunnen to Mürren via Grütschalp train: operates year round except 5 to 9 May 2014, 27 to 31 October 2014, 3 to 7 Nov. 2014. During these dates public transport to Mürren is available via the Schilthorn gondola only.

Schilthorn gondola (Stechelberg to Schilthorn via Gimmelwald and Mürren): operates year round except 21 April to 2 May 2014 and 10 November to 5 December 2014. (Note: there is conflicting information about April 2014 operating dates, the Jungfrau Railways site says the Schilthornbahn ceases winter operations on 21 April, the Schilthorn site says 28 April.)

Männlichen gondola

From Wengen: winter operations until 6 April 2014, closed 7 April to May 16, re-opens 17 May to 19 October 2014.

From Grindelwald: winter operations until 6 April 2014, closed 7 April to 28 May, reopens 29 May until 19 October 2014.

(Note: the Männlichen to Kleine Scheidegg walk is possible during summer but may be closed until mid-June due to snow)

Allmendhubel cog train (Mürren to Allmendhubel): operates year round except 7 April – 6 June 2014 and 20 October until 12 December 2014.

First gondola (Grindelwald to First via Bort): operates until 30 March 2014, closed until 3 May 2014. (Note: the First to Bachalpsee walk, accessible during summer season, is typically closed until mid-June due to snow)

Harderkulm: operates 18 April 2014 until 26 October 2014

Lake cruises:

Lake Thun cruises run daily until 13 December 2014

Lake Brienz cruises run daily from 5 April 2014 until 26 October 2014

(Note: cruise schedules vary based upon season, see http://www.bls.ch/e/schifffahrt/fahrplan.php for details)

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