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Glacier express

I would like to travel from Zermatt to Saint Moritz on the glacier express first week in October. I am concerned that the sun and the glare may make it a very hot eight hour trip. Is this likely to be a problem first week in October. If so what could be an alternative train trip
Many thanks

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If you are afraid it will be too hot in October, what do they do in July?

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Swelter. I wouldn’t do it.

Why I ask is because a You tube young couple were complaining it was very hot.
So hoping first week in October should be ok and no chance of a hot day.

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All it takes is one Youtube or TikTok vid to put some people off their feed. The power of the Influencers.

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We did the Glacier Express in September several years ago on a gorgeous sunny day. We were not too hot.

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if you take the regular hourly trains on the same tracks, same speed, same stations (even more actually because the named train non-stops some) same views, fewer people, the windows open to let in that cool or cold fall air

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This is something that I am slightly worried about too, as we have seat reservations in Excellence Class for 1st October from St. Moritz to Zermatt.

I have found that European trains tend to be incredibly overheated, by my standards, so always now dress accordingly.

Lola, when I reserved our seats it stated that train direction was unknown.

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The Glacier Express changes directions at Chur. Thus they cannot say for sure the direction, as it is different in different sections.

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I really would not worry about heat on a train in Switzerland in October. Worst comes to worst, it is easy to catch some fresh air at one of the many stops (stay by the door, though).