Without doubt, it can be stated that the GoldenPass Express is a unique and magnificent gem in the collection of luxurious trains which provides visitors with inimitable traveling from Montreux to Interlaken. The GoldenPass Express has the capability to change the lane width of the train during the travel due to the world’s first unique technology with bogies.

GoldenPass Express

GoldenPass Express

With the GoldenPass Express from the Montreux Riviera to mountainous Interlaken

Pulled at a speed of 3 ¼ hours it passes through Montreux, which is the Vaud Riviera, Pays-d’Enhaut Rougemont through Château-d’Œx to Gstaad and Interlaken. The technology enabled a change in track width after over one-hundred twenty years of absolutism. Since 2022, carrying a concept of GoldenPass Express there is a new train of higher class of comfort providing incredible travelling without the need to change trains between Montreux and Interlaken.

Dreamlike landscapes and luxury service

This ground breaking luxury journey captures the very essence of Breathtaking Scenic, Premier Service, and Memorable Experiences: all in one extraordinary trip. The world première of a new generation of luxury trains, the GoldenPass Express, has rewritten the rules and introduces that ultimate in travel comfort.

A beautifully built train with strong accents of a panoramic view and comfort is one of the shining symbols of Montreux station on Lake Geneva as soon as it appears in the station’s territory. The train built as a rolling piece of art is magnificent, it has a design that can be considered modern and it redefines luxury rail transport services with Train like it across the globe. It is also evident that most of the train’s integrated facilities bear the touch of gold not only to represent its name but also to portray a prestigious symbol proving that passengers will be able to experience the best throughout their locomotive commute.

GoldenPass Express

GoldenPass Express Interior

Montreux – Gstaad – Interlaken

The journey takes you through the beautiful landscape of the Pays-d’Enhaut, the pre-alpine area of Fribourg’s Gruyère region, the Vaud section of the Saane valley and the Bernese Saanenland. The luxury train stops in Montbovon, Château-d’Oex, Gstaad, Schönried, Saanenmöser, Zweisimmen, Boltigen, Erlenbach, Oey-Diemtigen, Wimmis, Spiez and arrives in Interlaken Ost. On the journey, you can also admire the upmarket resort of Gstaad with its pretty chalets from the panoramic train. Gstaad is not only popular with summer and winter sports enthusiasts, but also with starlets and real stars.

This panoramic journey makes it possible to admire the beauty of the surroundings through large panoramic windows, which have been specially designed to maximize the view of the fascinating natural scenery. At the same time, the luxury train also travels the reverse route.

World first narrow gauge to standard gauge

The distance between Montreux and Interlaken is 115 kilometers. This includes 62.4 kilometers on the narrow meter gauge (one meter wide) between Montreux and Zweisimmen. This is followed by 52.6 kilometers on the standard gauge of 1.435 meters from Zweisimmen to Interlaken. The narrow meter gauge of the rails was built over 120 years ago due to the mountainous terrain. 1901 saw the opening of the Montreux – Les Avants line, the first section of the MOB (Montreux-Berner Oberland Railway). In 1905, the 62.4 km Montreux-Zweisimmen MOB line was the first in the country to be fully electrified.

GoldenPass Express

GoldenPass Express

Schweizer Alpen und feines Essen

The level of comfort on board the GoldenPass Express panoramic train is second to none. The carriages are equipped with first-class amenities, including comfortable seating, fine interior design and excellent service that leaves nothing to be desired. Passengers can relax in an exclusive atmosphere and enjoy the passing magic of the Swiss Alps to the full over a delicious meal with fine wines. Every moment on board the GoldenPass Express is an unforgettable experience at the highest level.

GoldenPass Express

GoldenPass Express

The journey from Montreux to Interlaken embodies not only luxury, but also a journey through the history and culture of Switzerland. The GoldenPass Express is more than just a means of transportation – it offers a journey back in time through the picturesque villages and idyllic landscapes that make up the heart of Switzerland. The friendly and knowledgeable staff of the luxury train help to ensure that passengers experience an unforgettable journey by providing first-class service and personal attention.

GoldenPass in Interlaken

The arrival in Interlaken marks the end of a journey that not only connects the two charming towns of Montreux and Interlaken, but also touches the hearts of those who experience the GoldenPass Express. This luxury journey is far more than just a trip from A to B. It offers the pinnacle of beauty of the Swiss Alps, the elegance of travel and the incomparable luxury of the GoldenPass Express. In the world of luxury trains, this pioneering multi-track panoramic train sets new standards. The GoldenPass Express is not only a world first, but also a Swiss masterpiece thanks to the ingenious invention of the variable bogie. It will undoubtedly remain an unforgettable memory for all those lucky enough to be on board.

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Video tests for the Goldenpass Express

Test run through the new gauging system at Zweisimmen station. Never before has it been possible to carry out such a gauge change (from 1 m to 1.43 m) within a few seconds.

Tests für den Goldenpass Express

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