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The luxury Swiss train that can ‘jump tracks’

  • By The Swiss Times
  • 13 December 2022
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Introducing the luxury Swiss train that can ‘jump tracks’

Switzerland this week debuted the new Golden Pass Express (GPX) – a luxury train connecting three of the nation’s most popular tourist spots: Montreux, Gstaad and Interlaken. The CHF 89 million train features a sleek new design and panoramic windows. In its “Prestige Class” travelers can enjoy reclining, swiveling leather seats and gourmet food and drink. But the train isn’t just pretty to look at – its groundbreaking technology allows it to change the gauge of its wheels and the height of its coaches. This enables the train to switch from one train track to the next in seconds. Passengers can remain in their seats for the entire three-hour journey. The trip cuts across central Switzerland, weaving around some of the country’s most spectacular lakes and mountains. Dealing with “new safety standards has been a stimulus to our creativity, rather than a limitation,” says one of the head designers Alfredo Palma. Read more.

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