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A year that will undoubtedly go down in history is drawing to a close. Together, let us look towards the future with renewed courage and optimism. In the hope of more certainty next year, we would like to sprinkle you with an outlook on the public transport year 2021 in this issue.

Your Swiss Travel System Team



Swiss Travel Pass (Flex). 
No seasonal prices 2021.
Due to the ongoing corona crisis and the tense situation in the tourism industry, the responsible public transport boards have decided to postpone the introduction of seasonal prices for one year until 2022. Hence, the prices for the Swiss Travel Pass and the Swiss Travel Pass Flex will remain unchanged and at this year’s price level in 2021. This should help to stimulate demand in the markets despite the ongoing crisis. In case of queries, please don’t hesitate to contact your STS market manager.
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Now available.
STS brochures 2021.
The Swiss Travel System Map 2021 is available in five languages and now contains an illustrated inspirational map. You can have a look at it online and order it via the ST Professional Shop.
> Display Swiss Travel System Map 2021
> To the webshop

The digital brochure “Swiss Travel Pass Area of Validity & Benefits” shows the area of validity and an overview of the many benefits of the Swiss Travel Pass.
> Display brochure


Gotthard Panorama Express.
Information for 2021.

Travelling on the Gotthard Panorama Express will be possible in 2021 – with distance. The period of operation has been pushed back slightly. It now starts on 01 May and ends on 24 October 2021.The booking systems opened as per timetable change on 13 December 2020. Only six seats are available per booking.

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"Zooom the Matterhorn".
Experiencing the mountain world in all its dimensions: by summer 2021, a multimedia adventure will open its doors on the Gornergrat. In three stages, visitors can “zoom in” on the Matterhorn: with virtual paragliding flights, light projections on a detailed replica of the Matterhorn, and periscopes pointed at the real Matterhorn.
To the adventure



News for 2021.
Luggage services.
The FIT luggage service will remain largely unchanged next year with only a few price adjustments. The luggage service “Express luggage door to door” will continue to be on offer within Switzerland.

Group luggage: the market test has been integrated into the standard range of luggage services. It offers express options from abroad to Switzerland as well as within Switzerland (door to door) and is available for groups of 10 or more persons with a total maximum of 50 items of luggage at the fixed price of CHF 300.
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Lake Lucerne Cruises.
“Stadt Luzern” cruises again.

It is the largest and most impressive passenger boat on Lake Lucerne and also the youngest steamer of the fleet: two years after the start of its revision, the “Stadt Luzern” will make its comeback and steam over the lake again as of spring 2021. Among other things, the art deco interior and the furniture have been painstakingly and faithfully renovated.

Learn more
Chocolate train.
New in 2021.
In 2021, the chocolate train will be back! Due to new timetables and coach circulations, the sweetest offer of the MOB will operate from 11 June until 31 August 2021. The new departure and arrival times in Montreux are: 09.50 h and 17.15 h. All services such as the Belle Époque coach with catering and the chocolate bus remain unchanged.
Timetable & reservation


Alpine Flat-Railway is becoming reality.

Ceneri Base Tunnel in operation since timetable change.


The dream of a flat railway all across the Alps becomes reality: the Ceneri Base Tunnel entered into operation with the timetable change on 13 December 2020. This finally completes the New Alpine Transversal (NEAT), which was voted for and approved of as far back as 1992. The NEAT provides a modern, high-performance infrastructure on the European north-south axis: with shorter travel times, more connections and state-of-the-art trains.

> All about the Ceneri Base Tunnel



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