From Zermatt to Milan

Apr 8th, 2009, 08:26 AM
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From Zermatt to Milan

I am planning on travelling from Zermatt to Milan.

I have looked at the train schedules, and I notice that I need to connect in Brig. Brig has two stations, Brig and Brig Bahnhofplatz. My train from Zermatt arrives in Brig Bahnhofplatz and I and I need to walk from this station to Brig station. The SBB website says it's a 7 min walk, but I only have 13 minutes between trains. Is the walk uphill, I will have my luggage with me. How big are both the stations? Is it easy to navigate both stations?

I really don't want to miss my train to Milan and be stuck in Brig for a few hours until the next train.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Apr 8th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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REST EASY..here is how that Brig situation ACTUALLY WORKS:

you will arrive from Zermatt on the Matterhorn-Gotthard Bahn train. The platforms for that station are DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET from the FRONT of the Brig SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) station.

I know the Bahn site says it takes seven minutes..perhaps to go all the way to the platform of your departing train BUT it takes less than one minute to cross the street and enter the Brig SBB station.

Believe me, you CANNOT MISS it.
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Apr 8th, 2009, 08:39 AM
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Yes, it is totally FLAT; yes there will be a departures board in the Brig station after you enter which will tell you which platform your train is leaving from.
The Brig station is easy to navigate. The MGB station is even EASIER...there reallly IS no station..just the covered platforms
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Apr 8th, 2009, 09:33 AM
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Thanks, Dukey
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Apr 8th, 2009, 09:36 AM
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Hi; Going to Zermatt, we only had a few minutes to make the train connection at Brig. The first thing I did was ask a conductor how to get to our connection. It was down some stairs, thru a tunnel and across some tracts and we just made the train that was 'packed'. It wasn't a long distance, but without asking a question, we could have missed the train. Trains usually arrive and leave 'on time'. You have more time than we did, but don't hesitate to ask a conductor if you have any questions. iris1745/dick
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My pleasure..enjoy your railroad trip, regardless of which one you decide to take.
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