New Zugspitzbahn train station starts operation

23/11/2020

More comfort for guests and employees: The chairwoman of the supervisory board, Mayor Koch, opened the new station and administration building of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn today, together with the board of directors and the technical management, in a small circle.

The cogwheeltrain will run from the new Zugspitzbahn train station in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from today, November 23rd. The new, wheelchair-accessible station building at Olympiastraße 31 offers modern infrastructure including a guidance system for the blind as well as a covered platform for its guests. Architecturally, the complex stands for a mix of modernity and tradition, in which glass and wood elements as well as natural stone from the Tyrolean Kolsass near Innsbruck were built.

Bayerische Zugspitzbahn remains on schedule and on budget

Around 50 companies, mostly from the area, have been working since September 2019. Due to the Corona lockdown in March, the construction schedule had to be straightened out a bit, so not too many companies are on the construction site at the same time - fortunately, the backlog was made up.

The budget plan was also adhered to in an exemplary manner, confirms Matthias Stauch, board member of the Bayerische Zugspitzbahn: Nine million euros were financed for the construction from own resources (7.5 million euros for the station building and the administration offices; 1.5 million euros for the technology).

First employees have already moved

The new administration area is already being moved into: the first departments changed offices last week. The remaining employees will gradually move into the new administration wing with its 55 workplaces over the next few weeks.

Due to the current Corona lockdown, the cogwheeltrain will only run on the valley route between Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Grainau until further notice.

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