Viaduct works lead to suspension of train service
Were you wondering why there was no train noise recently in Gstaad? Well, the works on the viaducts in Gstaad and Flendruz are now in full swing and there has been a complete suspension of train service between Château d'Oex and Saanen, and between Gstaad and Zweisimmen for three weeks - until around May 15 2011. As a result there is a direct shuttle bus from Château d'Oex to Zweisimmen and train service remains in place between Saanen to Gstaad. MOB claims timetables, journey times and connections are largely unaffected, and but anecdotal experiences suggests this isn't quite the case, particularly at peak times and when there are large numbers of elderly passengers. For detailed information visit the GoldenPass web page (advisories are also posted when creating timetables at rail.ch).