Modernised railway station Alpnach Stad opened.
Over the past seven months, the Central railway has invested around CHF 8 million in the Alpnach-Stad railway station and has improved the comfort for travellers. The track, Perron and transmission line systems have been completely renovated and the Perso-Nenunterführung are extended by three new ramps. The modernised station Alpnach Stad was solemnly inaugurated on September 14, 2018 and a sparrow-trainsets was baptized in the name «Pilatus».
Alpnach stad Station is the link between public transport and the tourist attractions with the Pilatus Railways and the shipping company of Lake Lucerne in the heart of central Switzerland. Since February 2018 the track and Perronanlagen as well as the traction line system have been completely renewed. Thanks to three new ramps, the persons under management are accessible. In addition to the value-added repair measures, two streams were adapted to the requirements of flood protection and the park-and-ride system was renovated. At the same time, a connection to the route network of the Central Railway could be restored for the eg historic along the Ostseitigen platforms.
Michael Schürch, managing director of the Central Railway, says:
“With the investment, we have greatly increased travel comfort. We are very pleased about the ER-outcome, in particular we are proud that people with reduced mobility as well as families with prams have an accessible access to our Zü-gen.”
Marcel Moser, vice-President of the municipality of Alpnach, was very pleased with the good cooperation and pointed out in his speech the importance of Alpnach Stad as the gateway to Obwalden tourism. For the Obwalden country governor and head of the Department of Construction and Space development, Josef Hess, Bil-det A good infrastructure is the basis for a healthy economy. Finally, the Central Railway, together with the Councillor Hess, baptized a sparrow-trainsets in the name «Pilatus».