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Funiculars of Switzerland

Minifunic d'Emosson
Valais


(photo Michel Azéma May 1998)
Description

The Minifunic is the third railway of the TTE after the funicular Châtelard - Château d'Eau and the Petit Train Panoramique d'Emosson.

It links the end station of the 60 cm gauge train at the bottom of the dam and the Emosson lake.

It was built between 1989 and 1991 by TTE and it replaces the picturesque monorail cog railway which was insufficient for the large amount of tourists. The flow of the Minifunic is now 280 persons per hour for one way. The floor of the cabin is always horizontal despite the variation of the concavity of the tracks.

 
Map


 

A: Funiculaire Châtelard - Château d'Eau
B: Minifunic d'Emosson
C: Petit Train Panoramique d'Emosson
D: Martigny - Châtelard (MC) cog wheel train

 

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Technical Datas


 
Start
1991
End
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 Status
 
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Energy
Length 261 m
Diff. of levels 140 m
Maximum Gradient 72,7 %
Speed 2,5 m/s
Gauge 0,9 m
Manufacturer
Niederberger
Parc d'Attractions du Châtelard VS
Gare du Funiculaire

CH - 1925 LE CHATELARD VS


Tel: ++41 (0)27.769.11.11

Fax: ++41 (0)27.769.11.15


info@chatelard.net

 

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