Switzerland has created a new world record by operating the longest passenger train on the planet.
The passenger train was designed to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the country’s first train system. The longest passenger train, it ran in the Swiss Alps with 100 coaches!
Some of the highlights of the train include:
- The Swiss transport company, Rhaetian Railway (RhB), operated the train on the Bernina/Albula trail from Preda to Bergen.
- The length of the train was 1.9kms
- The train had 100 contemporary and 25 four-car Capricorn EMUs.
- The train weighed a massive 2990 tons.
5. Albula Line is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the train crossed 22 tunnels and 48 bridges.
100 cars 🚃
2,990 tonnes ⚖️
1,906 meters 📏
The world’s longest passenger train ran on the famous Albula Line in Graubünden in Switzerland last weekend.
Several thousand guests attended the successful world record attempt organized by Rhaetian Railway. pic.twitter.com/qQKjtowYH6
— Embassy of Switzerland in Australia (@SwissEmbassyAUS) November 3, 2022
The longest train ran through the UNESCO World Heritage Site for 24.9 km
Weighing around 2990 tons, the train managed to maintain an average speed of 30-35 km per hour.
The journey began from Preda at 2:20 PM and reached Landwasser Viaduct exactly at 3:30 PM.
Director of the Rhaetian Railway, Renato Fasciati, said that it was a very happy moment for them and that they were overjoyed to set the world record.