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Eigerwand railway station

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Elevation  2,864 m (9,396 ft)
Opened  28 June 1903
Line(s)  Jungfraubahn
Eigerwand railway station FileStationEigerwand 1959jpg Wikimedia Commons
Location  Eigerwand Grindelwald, Bern Switzerland
Similar  Eismeer railway station, Eigergletscher railway station, Jungfraujoch, Jungfraujoch railway station, Wengernalp railway

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Eigerwand is an underground railway station on the Jungfrau railway, which runs to the Jungfraujoch from Kleine Scheidegg. The station is situated just behind the famous north wall of the Eiger, and its principal purpose is to allow passengers to observe the view through a series of windows carved into the rock face. To that end, uphill trains stop at the station for five minutes.

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The station opened on 28 June 1903, with the extension of the Jungfraubahn from its previous temporary terminus at Rotstock station. After further construction, the line was extended to Eismeer station on 25 July 1905, and Eigerwand became an intermediate stop.

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Administratively, the station is in the municipality of Grindelwald in the canton of Bern. However the only access to the station, other than by train, is a door in the sheer face of the mountain. This has, on occasion, been used to rescue mountaineers stranded on the mountain.

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The following passenger trains operate:

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References

Eigerwand railway station Wikipedia


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