Text and Photos Michel Azéma

Funiculars of Switzerland

LSF - Métro Alpin - Saas Fee
Valais


(photo Klopfenstein)
Description

The Metro Alpin is the highest funicular in the world (3456 m). Completely underground to respect the beautiful nature of the highest summits of the swiss Alps. The Metro Alpin extends the aerial cable way Saas-Fee - Felskinn.

At the summit, you can admire the 4000 meters summits of the Mischabel (Allalinhorn, Alphubel, Täschhorn, Dom, Lenzspite, etc).

At the top station, there is the highest turning restaurant!

 
Map


 
Technical Datas


 
Start
1984
End
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 Status
 
Type of funicular
Type of tracks
Energy
Lower station Felskinn (2980 m)
Top station Mittelallalin (3456 m)
Length 1434 m
Diff. of levels 476 m
Maximum Gradient 48 %
 Time of a ride
3,2 '
 Speed
 10 m/s
Constructor
Von Roll AG Bern

Luftseilbahnen Saas Fee AG

CH - 3906 SAAS FEE

Tel: 41.(0)27.958.11.00
Fax: 41.(0)27.958.11.01 luftseilbahnen@saas-fee.ch

 

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