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Montreux to Gruyere - can I use gemeinde tageskarte

Can I use tageskarte gemeinde on the Montreux to Gruyere train?
Also can one use the tageskarte on all cable cars.
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Re: Montreux to Gruyere - can I use gemeinde tageskarte

The GA scope, as shown in the "GA are of validity" pdf, covers the route between Montreux to Gruyere (shown by a red line).
Check the website as well: https://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-an.../overview.html

And no, not all cable cars/ ropeways/ cogwheels etc. are covered in the Tageskarte.
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Re: Montreux to Gruyere - can I use gemeinde tageskarte

It's not valid (or rather you pay a hefty supplement - CHF 69 according to the internet) on the Goldenpass trains (for Gruyere the one they call The Chocolate Train). At least not on the special carriages. Could be (I'm not sure) they tack on a couple of normal carriages on the back which would be OK.

Will be valid on normal trains however.
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It's not valid (or rather you pay a hefty supplement - CHF 69 according to the internet) on the Goldenpass trains (for Gruyere the one they call The Chocolate Train). At least not on the special carriages. Could be (I'm not sure) they tack on a couple of normal carriages on the back which would be OK.

Will be valid on normal trains however.
Don't think that's true, I never had a problem travelling on the GoldenPass trains with a regular ticket, and so a GA or tageskarte will also work, as ValarMorghulis says. The SBB GA coverage area map is the reference here.

Goldenpass is actually the company running those lines, all the trains along those lines are GoldenPass. There are some special cars in their trains that have reserved seats and that may be off limits for a GA/tageskarte, but these tend to be in the first class I think. Otherwise I don't believe any supplement is needed as long as you are in the right class.
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Don't think that's true, I never had a problem travelling on the GoldenPass trains with a regular ticket, and so a GA or tageskarte will also work, as ValarMorghulis says. The SBB GA coverage area map is the reference here.

Goldenpass is actually the company running those lines, all the trains along those lines are GoldenPass. There are some special cars in their trains that have reserved seats and that may be off limits for a GA/tageskarte, but these tend to be in the first class I think. Otherwise I don't believe any supplement is needed as long as you are in the right class.
Was going from this which mentions the CHF 69 for GA holders:

http://www.goldenpass.ch/en/goldenpass/offer/view?id=15

But as I also said, could be just special carriages.
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Was going from this which mentions the CHF 69 for GA holders:

http://www.goldenpass.ch/en/goldenpass/offer/view?id=15

But as I also said, could be just special carriages.
I think you may be right here - in particular the Chocolate Train seems to be by reservation only. It's also not listed on the SBB timetable. But I think it's only once per day from the looks of the offer. The price quoted includes the trip to the castle and factory and some chocolate tasting (yummy....), the thing takes a whole day

For the OP it's worth saying that there are hourly (or even more frequent) trains from Montreux to Gruyere via the GoldenPass line and those should be OK, as long as they are listed in the SBB timetable, some of them are called GoldenPass Classic or GoldenPass Panoramic and should be fine. It's a very nice route to take BTW
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For the OP it's worth saying that there are hourly (or even more frequent) trains from Montreux to Gruyere
I should also say that these are connections not direct trains. One has to change in Motbovon from the GoldenPass train to take another urban train to Gruyeres.
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I think you may be right here - in particular the Chocolate Train seems to be by reservation only. It's also not listed on the SBB timetable. But I think it's only once per day from the looks of the offer. The price quoted includes the trip to the castle and factory and some chocolate tasting (yummy....), the thing takes a whole day

For the OP it's worth saying that there are hourly (or even more frequent) trains from Montreux to Gruyere via the GoldenPass line and those should be OK, as long as they are listed in the SBB timetable, some of them are called GoldenPass Classic or GoldenPass Panoramic and should be fine. It's a very nice route to take BTW
Yes, this is exactly right. The 69 CHF supplement is only needed for the Chocolate Train, which is a "tourist special". Otherwise, normal tickets and day passes are valid on all trains on the Golden Pass line. I think the only other supplement is the 15 CHF reservation fee for the "driver's view" seats on some of the panoramic trains... but even these are normal price for the remainder of the seats.
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