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Luzern–Engelberg Express in Oberdorf

Who are we?

The Zentralbahn network covers the Lucerne–Engelberg, Lucerne–Interlaken and Meiringen–Innertkirchen routes. Commuters travelling to work and school, tourists visiting the region’s countless sights, and locals heading for various events and leisure time destinations rely on these trains.

Railway history.

Though quite a young company, the Zentralbahn can look back on a long and eventful time in railway history. For decades, the Brünig Railway and the Lucerne-Stans-Engelberg Railway (LSE) provided reliable rail services between Lucerne-Interlaken and Lucerne-Engelberg.
On 1 January 2021, the Zentralbahn took over the Meiringen-Innertkirchen railway and operates this line.

Zentralbahn since January 2005.

Effective 1 January 2005, the two railways merged to form the new Zentralbahn. With approximately 380 employees, the Zentralbahn, one of the largest narrow-gauge railways in Switzerland, provides high-quality rail services between Lucerne, Engelberg, Interlaken and Innertkirchen.

Principal employer in the region.

The Zentralbahn is the principal employer in the region’s public transport sector, offering employment in a variety of fields as well as training young professionals.