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Funiculars of Switzerland

VCP - Vevey Mont Pélerin
Vaud


(photo Michel Azéma October 3, 2009)
Description
This funicular is born with the XXth century. It links Vevey to the Mont Pélerin, a small summit above the Leman lake.

The line crosses the famoux vineyard of Chardonne which an Apellation Contrôlée of the Lavaux area between Lausanne and Montreux.

The funicular is very classical but there are three intermediate stops: Corseaux, Chardonne, la Baume.

In 1968 the Leman highway was built and it passes below the track between Chardonne and Corseaux stops. Is it the only funicular which passes over an highway?

It is automatic. The two carriages are not classical. Each carriage is composed of one compartment on four levels.

The funicular is owned by the Goldenpass company.
 
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Technical Datas


 
 Start
1900
End
 ...
Status
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Type of energy
Bottom station
Vevey Plan (393 m)
Top station
Mont Pélerin (807 m)
Length
1578 m
Difference of levels
414 m
Maximum Gradient
54 %
Gauge
1 m
Speed
4 m/s
Time of a ride
10'
Manufacturer
Doppelmayr Von Roll
GoldenPass Services
PO Box 1426
CH-1820 Montreux

Phone : +41 (0)21 989 81 81
Fax : +41 (0)21 989 8100
mob@mob.ch

 

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