The chocolate train undergoes a transformation
To be specific:
From 2019, the train will be composed solely of ‘Belle Epoque’ carriages. The golden locomotive, emblem of the chocolate train, will make way for the new 9000 self-propelled train. MOB’s most prestigious carriages will combine luxury and comfort (air conditioning).
After the journey from Montreux to Montbovon – MOB’s most spectacular route – travellers will continue their adventure aboard the luxury bus in the same colours as the chocolate train until their return to Montreux.
This entails a change in schedule: departure at 08:44 from Montreux (not at 08:57 as originally planned). The direct return to Montreux, via the motorway, will allow an earlier arrival at 16:15 (instead of 17:26).
There is now second-class travel on the train journey at a lower price than first class travel. First class will remain unchanged.
As for the rest, the MOB chocolate train will still make four weekly trips in May and June (Monday – Thursday) and three in September and October (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday). It will continue to make daily trips in July and August. Now running for over 20 years, the chocolate train proves a great success with a varied international clientele year after year.