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Funiculars of Switzerland

FLT - Saint-Luc Tignousa
Valais


(photo Michel Azéma May 1998)
Description
Saint-Luc is a small village located in the Val d'Anniviers, a valley in the canton of Valais just beside Sierre.

The funicular was built between the 10th April 1994 and the 21st January 1995 to replace the old chair lift.

The track is not straigth, it describes an large S and is completely built on stilts.
 
Map


 
Technical Datas


 
 Start
1995
End
 ...
 Status
 
Type of funicular
 
Type of tracks
Type of energy
Bottom station
Saint-Luc (1680 m)
Top station
Tignousa (2180 m)
Length
1275 m
Difference of levels
500 m
Maximum Gradient
55 %
 Average Gradient
 43 %
Gauge
1,2 m
Speed
10 m/s
 Study, making, realization
 Garaventa, Goldau
 Cabins making
 Gangloff, Bern
 Electronic
 Frey AG, Stans

 

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