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7 min connections time: zweisimmen

Traveling Interlaken to Montreux on the Golden Pass. Change to the "Grande Vue" with VIP seats in Zweisimmen and have 7 minutes. Has anyone made this connection? Any tips?
Thanks.

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I have never been in this area, but on the SBB website I found three Interlaken-Montreux connections with changes in Zweisimmen. All come in on track 7 and depart on track 8. If Zweisimmen is like most stations, tracks 6 & 7 share a platform as do tracks 8 & 9; in other words, you will probably have to change platforms. That's doable, but make sure you are at the end of the car ready to get off when the train comes into the station.

When you get on the platform, look for the signs over the tracks to see what track is across the platform from you. If it's 6, then 8 is on the other side of the train. Locate the stairs, go down them and under the tunnel, and come up on the platform beside track 8. No problem; you might even get there before the train does.

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Zweisimmen is a tiny station. It's been a few years but if my memory is holding up, the station is so small it doesn't have any platforms; you just walk over the tracks to catch the Golden Pass train. 99% of the other passengers will also be catching the same train, so if for any reason your train is late they will hold the train. There is no chance that you will miss it.

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Michael, oh, one of those. Sounds like you need to watch the other passengers to see on which side of the train to get off.

Hergatz, in Bavaria, used to be like that. There were three tracks, north (1) and south (2) mainline tracks and a spur track (3) from Kißlegg. I changed trains there once and the northbound from Lindau to Munich came in first, on 1. Shortly after I got on the northbound, the southbound train came in on 2, and the people who were a little slower than me had to go "through" the southbound to get to the northbound.