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The Matterhorn – Gotthard Bahn (MGB) railway takes its name from the fact that it links the resort of Zermatt, at the base of the Matterhorn mountain, with the canton of Graubünden via The Gotthard Pass.
THESE regular MGB trains provide services which operate hourly on these four routes:
1: Zermatt* – Visp – Brig – Feisch
2: Visp – Brig – Feisch – Obenwald - Realp – Andermatt
3: Andermatt – Oberalpass – Sedrun – Disentis/Muster
4: Andermatt – Göschenen**
* Additional trains operate between the car park at Täsch station and Zermatt.
** In the summer some trains operate direct between Brig and Göschenen.
Therefore taking the journey the length of the MGB line by regular train between Zermatt and Disentis/Muster usually requires changes 2 x changes of train in Feisch and Andermatt.
The Glacier Express is the only DIRECT train that travels the entire MGB route in both directions, between its western extremity at Zermatt and the easternmost station at Disentis/Muster.
Connections with SBB Trains:
Connections are available with the national (SBB) trains at Brig*, Göschenen** and Visp.
*The MGB station at Brig is named ‘Brig Bahnhofplatz’ and it is located on the forecourt of the mainline station.
**Now that The Gotthard Base Tunnel has opened, the direct trains between Basel/Luzern/Zurich and Göschenen have been discontinued, additional connections now have to be made at Erstfeld.
There are still direct trains between Göschenen and Bellinzona.
Connections with RhB Trains:
At Disentis/Muster connections are available to trains operated by Rhätische Bahn/ Rhaetian Railway (RhB).
Those RhB trains operate in both directions on a Disentis/Muster - Reichanau-Tamins – Chur – Landquart – Klosters – Scuol Tarasp route.
Connect at Reichanau-Tamins for St Moritz, connect at Klosters for Davos.
The routes between Visp and Zermatt and between Andermatt and Disentis/Muster, over the Oberalp Pass, are particularly scenic.
Using Rail Passes:
Swiss Travel Passes are valid on any regular MGB train - and now Eurail and Interail Passs are also valid.
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