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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Have a look

https://www.info24news.net/623/

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Does this mean that the "Glacier Express" is a separate or independent part of the RhB, or is it just for marketing purposes?


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Interesting that they've picked a 4/4 II and it looks rather good :)
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ritter - John N wrote:
Does this mean that the "Glacier Express" is a separate or independent part of the RhB, or is it just for marketing purposes?


I believe it is a subsiduary of the RhB


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Actually in order to get a bit of distance between both RhB and MGB the interested parties started a new company "Glacier Express AG". However this is more a marketing move in order to reclaim the former level of travelers — i.e. 250'000 back in 2008 declined to 190'000 in 2016 —
However since RhB holds 50% and MGB the other 50% of the "new" company it remains to be seen if that is enough to stop the "bleeding".

https://www.srf.ch/news/regional/graubuenden/der-glacier-express-positioniert-sich-neu

My observation in 2015 was: a lot more travelers in first class than second class.

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My observation in 2015 was: a lot more travelers in first class than second class.


The first and only time The Present Mrs T and I took the Glacier Express a few years back, we also chose to go 1st Klasse.
Those really helpful ladies at the Swiss Travel Centre in London even spent a while reserving and un-reserving seats for us until they came up with more cosy 1+1 seat arrangement.
Would be nice to do the trip again sometime.

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