In related rail news The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway has also receive five new multiple units with panorama carriages at a total cost of 45 million CHF. Two of them are now in service and carry travellers in comfort from the new junction station in Visp to Matterhorn village. The other three units will come into service in the course of 2008.
Going up the mountain from Zermatt, four new low-floor, twin multiple units have also come into service. Trains from Zermatt (1604m) to the Gornergrat (3089m) now take 33 instead of 42 minutes. For skiers, there are six through trains in the morning and they reach the summit station in just 29 minutes - a new record.