August 22nd, 2005,
Floods have brought chaos to a large swathe of central Switzerland, triggering landslides and cutting roads and railway lines.
The Die Zentral Bahn line Interlaken – Meiringen was cut at Brienz because of a landslide.
The Die Zentral Bahn Luzern – Stans – Engelberg railway line was swept away between Wolfenschiessen and Engelberg !
The Stanserhorn Bahn funicular track was swept away because of the strong rain streaming. The funicular is out of service till September 9th 2005.
In Vaud canton the small village of Morcles was completly isolated from Saint Maurice valley. The Lavey – Dailly underground military funicular was used to feed the village and to evacuate people in case of urgent need.
Stanserhorn Bahn (Photo pd zisch.ch)
Stanserhorn Bahn (Photo ZVG)