Anniversary – 175 years of Swiss Railways

Anniversary celebrations in Spiez

Workshops, training centre and Spiez operations centre

The BLS workshop in Spiez is opening its doors to you. Take a look behind the scenes of the workshop and find out how maintenance work is carried out on BLS passenger trains and locomotives. Would you like to lend a hand yourself and support our trainee employees at work? Or would you rather take a guided tour of the BLS Operations Centre? Then use the opportunity and visit our Spiez workshop during this anniversary weekend on 3 and 4 September 2022. Together with our training partner login, we are offering you an extensive programme.

Programme

Saturday, 3 September 2022
Sunday, 4 September 2022

  • Tour of BLS workshop in Spiez, all day
  • GoldenPass Express exhibition together with MOB in the Spiez workshop, all day
  • Shuttle from Spiez train station to the Spiez workshop
  • Tour of the login education centre with hands-on activities, all day
  • Tours of the BLS operations centre, all day
  • Various stands from login education centre and BLS staff, all day
  • Various refreshments on offer on site, all day
  • Pandinavia souvenir shop, all day

JBT Spiez Training Centre

Thanks to the cooperation with our training partner login, new EFZ (Swiss Certificate of Competence) automation technicians are trained every year. In the technical training centre next to the Spiez workshop, you will learn how they are trained and get the chance to lend a hand yourself.

Opening times 

Saturday, 3 September 2022, 10.00–17.00 hours
Sunday, 4 September 2022, 10.00–16.00 hours 

Prices

The tour is free of charge.

Registration

No registration is required. 

Information

The JBT education centre is located two minutes’ walk from the BLS workshop in Spiez. The tour is not wheelchair-accessible. There is no parking available. 

Guided tour of the Spiez operations centre

BLS’s Operations Centre in Spiez ensures that trains run safely and on time on BLS’s routes 24 hours a day. To mark the anniversary of Swiss Railways, you have the opportunity to take a look inside the control room of the operations centre in Spiez. Register for a free guided tour.

Opening times 

Saturday, 3 September 2022, 09.40–16.20 hours
Sunday, 4 September 2022, 09.40–16.20 hours

Prices

The tour is free of charge.

Registration

Book your free guided tour of the BLS operations centre for Saturday or Sunday now. 
There are seven tours per day. There is a limit of 10 participants per tour.  

Information

The BLS operation centre in Spiez is located right by Spiez train station (Bahnhofstrasse 14, 3700 Spiez). The tours are not wheelchair-accessible. There is no parking available.  

In the event of serious incidents in railway operations, tours may be cancelled or interrupted at short notice.

BLS workshop in Spiez

To mark the jubilee weekend, BLS is offering you an insight into its workshop in Spiez. See for yourself directly in situ how the BLS trains are maintained. During a guided tour, you will discover the various kinds of work that goes on in the workshop and get all the information you need from our staff. The highlight of the tour is the visit to the new GoldenPass Express, which will be open to the public for the first time and is a world first.

Travel in comfort on the shuttle from Spiez train station directly to the workshop. Various food trucks offer a selection of sweet and savoury treats to enjoy afterwards in the courtyard of the workshop. Buy a memento for yourself or your loved ones at the souvenir shop on site.

Opening times 

Saturday, 3 September 2022, 10.00–17.00 hours
Sunday, 4 September 2022, 10.00–16.00 hours 

Prices

The tour is free of charge.

Registration

No registration is required.

Information

The tour is not wheelchair-accessible. There is no parking available.

 

How to get there & Jubilee 1-day travel card

Enjoy a relaxed journey by train to Spiez. The BLS workshop in Spiez is a ten-minute walk from Spiez train station.
 
In addition, our heritage train and other antique rolling stock will run this weekend from Langenthal to Spiez and on to Frutigen.

Jubilee 1-day travel card

Take advantage of the jubilee 1-day travel card and travel at reduced prices to the jubilee events. The jubilee 1-day travel card is valid on the chosen day of travel for a return ticket between the place of residence and an official event location, taking the standard route via the GA range of validity. Also included are transfers by public transport between the official event locations. You can find further information on the jubilee 1-day travel card here.

  • CHF 35.00 Erwachsene, 2. Klasse
  • CHF 17.50 mit Halbtax, 2. Klasse
  • CHF 53.00 Erwachsene, 1. Klasse
  • CHF 26.50 mit Halbtax, 1. Klasse

All venues can be reached easily by public transport.

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