two hydroelectric power stations, Palü and
Cavaglia, generate electricity with the waters
which come from the Lago Bianco and Lago Palü
and the Bernina Pass. This electricity supplies
the Bernina Bahn railway and also the Poschiavo
A tunnel links the two hydroelectric power stations
with a difference of levels of 248 meters. In
the tunnel the pressure pipeline for the water
and since 1926 an underground incline cable railway
is used alongside the pipeline to transport the
power station employees.
In 2002, the Rhätische Bahn railway company
and the Rätia Energie decided to create some
kind of tourist tour inside the two hydroelectric
power stations. Of course the main attraction
of this tour is a downhill ride inside the tunnel
with the incline railway.
Then on 10th July 2002 a new cable incline railway
was opened to the public in Switzerland: "Die
The ride is impressive into the dark and narrow
tunnel. The only carriage can transport 10 passengers,
the seats are equipped with seat belt !