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Old 1st November 2010, 13:43   #76
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Exactly, I was in Geneva for 3 weeks and had only 1 weekend free for which I planned Titlis. The plan was to board the 6:20 AM train to Luzern and be back in Geneva by 10 PM and we were back by 10 PM. Even local buses are punctual.
In fact when we boarded the morning train from Zurich it was headed to Geneva.Even thou there are lot of trains most people prefer roads in Swiss and the main highways are quite busy.There was a proposal to make these highways under toll but it seems the locals objected.
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Our luggages were safe in the lockers.
I went to ticket counter for the trip to Jungfrau.
It is the costiliest train journey but worth a life time.
We had to change at two place to reach the summit of the mountains.
We were on the train which starts every half an hour and occording to the calculations we had 2hrs at the top of Jungfrau.
Our first train was from Interlaken OST to Lauterbrunnen.
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Old 1st November 2010, 14:10   #78
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It is the costiliest train journey but worth a life time.
Why was it so expensive? Is it the destination that makes it so expensive?

Though I hate trains, I'm loving the trains in Europe. Someday I sincerely wish to travel in those trains & put up a T'log here . Such lovely & beautiful looking places.
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Why was it so expensive? Is it the destination that makes it so expensive?

Though I hate trains, I'm loving the trains in Europe. Someday I sincerely wish to travel in those trains & put up a T'log here . Such lovely & beautiful looking places.

The train goes through a lot of tunnels and especially the last portion about about 9.3kms is just through the mountains with two stations in between.
The Jungfraubahn runs using a 1125 Volts three-phase alternating current system which requires the trains to collect power from twin overhead wires.Probably looking at these suggests maintaing this line seems expensive.
aargee hope to see your travelogue soon.
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After halting at Lautrebraun for 10mins we changed the train and were of to our next summit Kleine Scheidegg.
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So how much did it cost you in that train (if you don't mind sharing here). And the photos don't do justice to the places Gajadonga. So much glare. You badly need to upgrade to an SLR where you can play around with the exposures. The good thing is that you already picked up a trick and didn't use the flash
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So how much did it cost you in that train (if you don't mind sharing here). And the photos don't do justice to the places Gajadonga. So much glare. You badly need to upgrade to an SLR where you can play around with the exposures. The good thing is that you already picked up a trick and didn't use the flash
The charge for the train is Rs.8100 it is 181CHF.So there are so many combinations of tickets this fare is from Interlaken to Jungfrau and back.Sorry for the picture quality as it was taken from inside the train.
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181 CHF is not bad dude. I paid 620 gbp for two return tickets from London to Paris by Eurostar. (on those days it used to come to around 25K per person).

Anything to do with UK is damn costly. The same train if one wants to get tickets for paris - london - paris, it is atleast half the price

And no issues with the pic quality. It calls for another trip to the alps to even out things
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We changed trains at Kleine Scheidegg to Jungfrau which is about 9.3kms and it just goes into the mountains to reach the top of jungfrau these tunnels are engineering marvel.
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Some more pictures and a pictures of ice palace
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Yeah, MX6 is right, you need to upgrade you gear soon for a better photograph.

Any idea how they keep away the snow? Do they sprinkle salt often or using some other measures? The track looks little dangerous to me with all those snow around.

PS - At one look I thought the train had a huge clock, but then, it looks like altitude meter. Is it the same or something else?
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We spent about 2hrs in the top of Jungfrau going around the Ice palace and Sphinx view point some shopping collecting souvenirs.
The view from the sphinx view point was very good The temperature there was -9 degree centigrade.
We started on our way back to Kleine Scheidegg and from here we took the route to Grindelwald changed the train and back to Interlaken
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Some more pictures till we reached the Grindelwald station.
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So clean, less people, looks good to see; In one of the pic (29092010446.jpg), I see some kind of glass cover. Is that a station & has glass over to protect from the cold weather or is that something else?
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Yeah, MX6 is right, you need to upgrade you gear soon for a better photograph.

Any idea how they keep away the snow? Do they sprinkle salt often or using some other measures? The track looks little dangerous to me with all those snow around.

PS - At one look I thought the train had a huge clock, but then, it looks like altitude meter. Is it the same or something else?

I think maintaining these tracks are really tough.I do not how they keep of snow.
What you saw is the Altitude meter on the train.
Some of the closed area there is a station with 2lines for crossing of the trains.
Some areas it is a single line you have such coverings with glass on one side so that you can have a good view of the mountains.
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