Text and Photos Michel Azéma

Funiculars of Switzerland

Moléson sur Gruyères
Friburg

 

(photo Michel Azéma September 2000)
Description

The second funicular of the Canton of Fribourg after the Neuveville-Saint Pierre in Fribourg.

Moléson-Village is a small ski resort near the famous village of Gruyères. In 1998 the gondolas from the village to Plan-Francey were replaced by a new funicular built by Doppelmayr. From Plan-Francey, an aerial cable way takes you to the top of the Moléson pick (2002 m).

The track of the funicular is completely built on stilts. The panoramic cabins have no conductor, they are built on two bogies and the cable is fixed to the cabin with a drum.

 
Map


 
Technical Datas


 
 Start
 1998
End
----
 Status
 
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Energy
Lower station Moléson Village (1109,5 m)
Top station Plan Francey (1520,5 m)
Length 1364 m
Diff. of levels 411 m
Maximum Gradient 51,8 %
Speed 10 m/sec
 Gauge
1,2 m
Manufacturer
Doppelmayr
Gruyères-Moléson-Vudalla SA

CH - 1662 Moléson-Sur-Gruyères


info@moleson.ch

 

Copyright © 1996-2010 Funimag
Michel Azéma, Paris (France)
contact
Warning: All images on this magazine are copyrighted and are intended for personal use only. They may not be reproduced in any form without the explicit permission of the copyright owner.