From 13 July 2019 onwards, holiday guests can once again board the comfortable and highly modern shuttle to the cable cars.
The construction involving the Serfaus Underground, developed in three stages, will be completed by summer of 2019. In 2017, the “Parkplatz” (parking area) and “Seilbahn” (cable car) stations underwent modernisation, and the “Kirche” (church) station was completely rebuilt. The following year, the “Zentrum” (centre) station was renovated, and the entire electrical system was redone. On 20/21 May 2019, with the exchange of the old cars for new ones, the novel era of the Serfaus infrastructure will be completely on track and the renovation phase III will be finished. In addition, the upgrading of the ropeway technology will be finished, equipping Serfaus for a bright future. On 17 May, the delivery of the wagons to the high plateau will take place. Inserting the wagons into the tunnel is scheduled from 20 May onwards.
Not merely more modern, but also more beautiful was the envisioned destiny of Serfaus Underground. The hovercraft train receives a completely new outfit. In late August 2018 all of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis’ holiday guests were invited to participate in a unique wagon-design competition. Rugged mountains standing proud against a blue background, a kiss blown through puckered red lips in midst of a winter wonderland or perchance a motley cow, peacefully nibbling at a tiny alpine flower – the pristine nature of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis holiday region offers many cues to inspire artists. Innovative minds of all ages intrigued to try their hand at being a designer, eagerly submitted their wagon design concepts. All suggestions were evaluated by a jury and a winner was selected. The best entry, that will soon be gracing Serfaus Underground, was envisioned by creative Jeanette from Lower Austria, who herself has been a frequent holiday guest in Serfaus since childhood.
Good news for the impatient: The days left before the new Serfaus Underground’s maiden voyage
are numbered. Soon everything will be back on track and Serfaus Underground will present itself as “young hopper” with several comfortable and fun highlights. After a trial run, from 13 July onwards, the following announcement will again be heard: “Achtung, Türen schließen automatisch. Bahn fährt ab!” (Attention, doors will close automatically. The train is leaving the station!). The official inauguration of the new Serfaus Underground will be on Sunday, 8 September.