Golden Pass is one of the train modes in Switzerland. It is operated between the city of Montreaux and Lucerne, and divided into three lines: Montreaux-Zweisimmen, Zweisimmen-Interlaken, and Interlaken-Lucerne. Among those lines, the line between Montreaux to Zweisimmen has the fanciest trains, namely Golden Pass Classic and Golden Pass Panoramic.
As represented by its name, Golden Pass Classic is a train designed in a classical style. Its coaches are inspired by a luxury train from the 1930s. The train is painted in blue-dark color, with some words in French revealing that this train is a part of a large railway line for Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreaux (Grande Ligne de Chemin de fer Lucerne-Interlaken-Montreaux). The interior design is dominated by green and brown color, showing its elegance and grace. In some coaches, the passenger desk is fleshed out by an antique lamp to sharpen the classical atmosphere of the train.
Different from Golden Pass Classic, Golden Pass Panoramic has
modern architecture. It is designed with very large windows so the passengers
can enjoy amazing panorama of Switzerland’s mountain trail during the journey–that’s
why it is called panoramic. The large windows also give a sensation that the
train is disappeared, and the passengers can relish a big movie of the scenery flawlessly.