Text and Photos Michel Azéma

Fun'ambule
(Neuchatel, Switzerland)

Index
Funimag 20 index
Fun'ambule
Presentation
The carriages
The stations
The engine room
Technical datas
Expo.02
The stations
Bottom station
The bottom station "Université" was dug in the middle of the Jardin Anglais. It can be accessed by a stair and a lift. A large inclined plane was also dug to access the bank of the Neuchâtel Lake. In 2002 the Expo.02 will take place just in front of this inclined plane exit.
 
Rue P.L. Coulon: the inclined plane which pass below the Avenue du premier-Mars under the Jardin Anglais where is located the bottom station.
In the center, above the main building the hotel Alpes et Lac which hides the train station building.
On both sides of the 'cage' there are 4 automatic doors corresponding to the 4 compartments of a carriage.
On both sides of the track are the yellow electric contactors wich supply the need for electricity to the carriages.
At the end of the track, one of the big yellow pulleys which guides the cable to the engine room.

Three views inside the 'cage' of the carriage at the bottom station.
All the bottom station is lighted by the opening on the top which is where the carriages were delivered
The Fun'ambule can transport persons with motor disability in the first compartment of the carriages because of the Gare top station, only the first compartment is at the floor level.
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Top station

The 'Gare' top station is located in the basement of the Neuchatel CFF train station.
The basement of the train station is also used as a transfert corridor to access all the platforms. This is really very convenient to catch the trains.
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The yellow carriage arriving at the train station.
The gradient of the track is 6 % at the end of the line.
The red carriage is waiting in the basement of the CFF train station.
On the left side, the 4 doors of the 'cage' and the 4 doors of the carriage are open.
The top passive return pulley which fixed on a trolley.
Index
Funimag 20 index
Fun'ambule
Presentation
The carriages
The stations
The engine room
Technical datas
Expo.02
 
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