Eigergletscher Top Station

The Grindelwald–Männlichen Gondola Cableway and Jungfrau Railways are building a V-cableway to access both the glacier of Eiger (Eigergletscher) and Männlichen. Starting from the joint terminal Grund in Grindelwald, a tri-cable aerial cableway will travel to Eigergletscher and ten-seater aerial gondolas will travel to Männlichen. This significantly shortens travel time to the Jungfraujoch as well as to the ski area, and considerably increases the transport capacity. The Jungfraubahnen’s project V-cableway comprises eight integrated components and an investment volume of about CHF 470 million. Lombardi continues the design work and is as sub-contractor in charge of the final design (phase 51) and the technical construction management (phase 52) for the top station of the tri-cable aerial cableway at Eigergletscher. The top station of the tri-cable aerial cableway will be located east of the existing chair lift Eigergletscher at around 2’330 meters above sea level. The space is limited and the terrain right above the planned station is steeply sloping if not overhanging, which results in a nearly 40 m deep excavation pit. The short summers and the exposed location will result in challenging weather conditions during construction. The top station with a size of approximately 24 x 50 x 17 m (W x L x H) will be half excavated out of rock (cavern of 320-355 m2). The other half will be built as a frame above ground (excavated rock of 13‘000 m3). The top station and the Eigergletscher railway-station will be connected by two new tunnels (A = 20 - 30 m2, L = 40 m).
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Jungfraubahnen AG
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Special studies; Civil designs; Construction supervision; Owner's support