Guided group tour

Operations centre Spiez

Dive into the heart of the Lötschberg-Simplon axis

BLS is responsible for operations management on the Lötschberg-Simplon axis. The main task of the Spiez operations centre is the safe and punctual handling of train traffic. You will gain an impressive insight into the tasks of the specialists who control and monitor the traffic.

Programme

Die Tour beginnt im Besucherzentrum der BLS in Frutigen. Zunächst erhalten Sie anhand eines Modells einen ersten Eindruck vom Tunnelsystem und seiner Funktionsweise. Mit einem Kleinbus fahren wir anschließend zum Nordportal und besichtigen die Interventionstreppe. Weiter geht die Fahrt nach Mitholz und wir tauchen in die faszinierende Welt des Lötschberg-Basistunnels ein. Dazu gehört eine Besichtigung der Technikzentrale Mitholz, der Versuchsstrecke im Massstab 1:1 sowie ein exklusiver Blick in den Eisenbahntunnel, wo die Züge mit 200km/h dicht an uns vorbeirauschen.

Meeting point BLS Visitor Centre in the historic Frutigen train station
Duration 3 hours 
Group size 6–28 persons
Equipment

Sturdy shoes, warm clothing
A helmet and vest are provided

Walking distance 1.5 km, good physical fitness on the part of participants is assumed 
(the temperature is 28°, humidity up to 80%)
Children Children must be at least 12 years old and may only take part in the tour if accompanied by an adult. The tour is free of charge for children aged 12 to 15. They must nevertheless be listed on the registration form.
 

Catering

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.
 

Public guided tours

At least once a month there are also public guided tours for private persons. Info and dates.

Rates

Private Gruppenführung (ab 6 Personen)

  • CHF 15.00 Guided tour per participant
  • CHF 5.00 Guided tour per participant

Included in the Price

  • Guided tour
  • Loan of high-visibility vests and safety glasses

Concessions

Free for every tenth participant

 

Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to Alteration / The journey to Frutigen is not included in the price

Registration

Private group tours for 6 or more people are available by appointment from Monday to Friday. Please note that in the event of serious events in railway operations, the visit may be cancelled or interrupted at short notice.

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.

How to get there

Travel relaxed by train to Spiez. The operations centre is located directly at the station, in the red brick building. You will find the entrance at Bahnhofstrasse 14.

 

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.

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