Italian car and train-maker Pininfarina has unveiled plans for the long-awaited Goldenpass Express. The new train, set to launch in December next year, will provide a direct connection through Switzerland’s tourist hubs of Montreux, Gstaad and Interlaken, and is expected to welcome about four million tourists a year. Travellers currently have to switch trains between Interlaken and Montreux but new technology that enables seamless track-gauge conversion will solve that inconvenience. Montreux Oberland Bernese, the Swiss railway company operating the trains, hopes that the service will drive tourism in the three popular hotspots. The redesigned trains will also feature large windows offering panoramic views of Vaud and the Bernese Alps.
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