News from the Saastal
They’ve arrived! The electric buses are ready and waiting to take you comfortably to the valley station
It’s never been easier to get to the Saas-Fee slopes. As of next weekend, shuttle buses will be running between the bus terminal/car park and the valley station of the Alpin Express. The electric buses will be in operation during the shuttle-bus pilot phase this winter season. They will take you directly to the valley station of the Alpin Express and back again. The two buses will be running at 7 minute intervals from 8.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. during the peak season. The electric buses will be on the road for the first time on the weekend of the 3 to 4 December and again from 8 to 11 December. Between 17 December 2016 and 22 April 2017, the buses will be running daily.
In keeping with the spirit of Saas-Fee, these buses are zero-emission vehicles. Bus company PostAuto uses renewable energy to recharge the batteries of the electric buses. Swiss Post and PostAuto have been procuring all their electricity from renewables that are 100% sourced in Switzerland since 2008. The power has been “naturemade basic” certified since 2013. Ten percent of this is green electricity with the “naturemade star” label, sourced from wind turbines on Mont Crosin and solar panels on farms and from small enterprises and small-scale hydropower parks across Switzerland.
The two buses are a first for Switzerland. PostAuto is testing emissions-free drive systems in this pilot project and collecting experience for the future.
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Postcar Alpin Express
Shuttle car park - bus terminal - Alpin Express
Station Parkhaus - bus terminal (Feld 1) - Alpin Express
AlpinExpress - before Busterminal - continue main road - stop Parkhaus
3 and 4 December 2016
8 and 11 December 2016
17 December to 22 April 2017
08h30 first ride from the car park
12h00 last ride from car park
14h30 first ride from Alpin Express
17h15 last ride from Alpin Express