Frutigen Intervention & Maintenance Centre
Discover the safety technology of a railway
A lot can happen on the BLS rail network: a wild animal run over, a burning embankment, a train at a standstill. Have you always wondered how the safety system of a railway is organised? Then this is the ideal offer for you and your group.
Private group tours are available by appointment at any time.
During the tour, you will learn a lot of interesting facts about the safety system in the tunnel as well as the organisation and tasks of the company’s own fire department, including the firefighting and rescue train. A model of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel will show you the dimensions of its imposing structure.
Smooth operation on the BLS grid requires a well-organised maintenance concept, and trains can only run on time if routes and vehicles are in perfect condition. Visit the maintenance centre and we’ll give you a little look behind the scenes as well as information on the organisation, working methods and storage of the Oberland construction and maintenance region.
|Meeting point||BLS Visitor Centre, Obere Bahnhofstrasse 29, 3714 Frutigen|
|Duration||2 hours 30 min.|
|Group size||6–30 persons|
|Equipment||High visibility waistcoats are provided.|
|Language||The guided tour takes place in German, French, Italian or English.|
Would you like to enjoy a meal before or after your guided tour in the charming premises of the historic Frutigen railway station? Whether a hearty snack, a cosy aperitif or an uncomplicated stand-up lunch, we would be happy to organise the catering according to your wishes.
Private group tour (from 6 persons)
- CHF 20.00 Adults from 16 years
- CHF 5.00 Children from 12-15 years
Prices in CHF, incl. VAT / Prices and products are subject to change / Travel is not included in the price.
Included in the price
- Hire of safety waistcoats
Every 10th participant free of charge
Private group tours for 6 or more people are available by appointment at any time.
Children must be at least 12 years old and may only take part in the tour if accompanied by an adult.
Send us your booking request as early as possible. We are happy to accept individual requests. We look forward to hearing from you.
Groups of ten people or more Benefit from 30% discount off the normal fare
Our BLS Travel Centres will be happy to organise all your transport for you, so making the arrangements is a breeze. Fill in the handy online form at least two working days before your group trip is due to start – and simply leave the rest to us.