World's steepest funicular rail line in Switzerland
- December 17, 2017
The world's steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland. Specially constructed cylindrical carriages have been used to ensure that passengers can stay upright. The floors tilt, adjusting to the slope as the funicular climbs 110 m (360 ft) over a distance of 100 m at the steepest point.
The railway runs from the town of Schwyz up to the car-free Alpine village of Stoos.
The Stoos Bahn took 14 years to build - two years longer than scheduled - at a cost of 52 m Swiss francs (£40 m; $53 m).