I have an ambition to know all the funiculars of Switzerland and I have to confess that I had never heard about such a funicular ! Nobody told me anything about this funicular…!!
So I spent the entire week end to find out the truth about it !
Looking at the map of the area, I noticed an underground pressure pipeline linking the Salanfe Dam to the Miéville Power Station down in the Rhone Valley!
The underground pressure pipeline is quite 4800 meters long !
If there is a funicular along the pipeline it would be the longest funicular of Switzerland!
Today I received the answer of my question ! In fact there are two funiculars instead of one ! The two funiculars are linked together with an underground electric train !
The longest funicular of Switzerland is still the Sierre-Montana-Crans with a length of 4192 meters.
In 1985 for his movie “Les loups entre eux”, José Giovanni shot some scenes in the funicular and at the Salanfe dam !
Thanks to Jan D. Freienberg for telling me about this funicular !
(Poster of movie “Les Loups entre Eux”, José Giovanni, 1985)