Text and Photos Michel Azéma

Funiculars of Switzerland

Kraftwerk Rothenbrunnen







(photo Michel Azéma September 2003)

The Rothenbrunnen power station is part of the Kraftwerke Zervreila AG which produces electricity with the waters of the Valser and Safien valley.
The Rothenbrunnen power station is located in the Hinterrhein valley on the Rhätische Bahn Albula line.
The cable incline railway, which is all along the pipeline, seems to be not used for a long time. Le track is passing under the Chur-Thusis-San Bernardino Pass road and is entering the power station with no gradient.


Technical Datas

Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Lower station Power station
(622 m)
Top station Balveins
(1308 m)
Length 1212,7 m
Diff. of levels 686 m
Average Gradient 68,6 %

Kraftwerke Zervreila AG

CH-7405 Rothenbrunnen

Tel. +41 (81) 650 11 33
Fax +41 (81) 650 11 30

E-Mail: info@kwz.ch


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