Swiss Broke The World Record with The Longest Passenger Train in The World

Organised by Rhaetian Railway, a 25km journey that took one hour, winding its way through the UNESCO World Heritage Albula/Bernina route from Preda to Alvaneu and over the Landwasser Viaduct, breaking the orld record with the longest passenger train in the world.

This feat was in conjunction with the 175th anniversary of Switzerland’s railway company – Rhaetian Railway RhB, in creating the new Guinness World Record – 100 carriages, weighing 2,990 tons, and train measuring at 1.91km long.
This initiative was supported from the trusted train builder Stadler. Lining up along the track of this beautiful Swiss valley, rail enthusiasts waited patiently to catch a glimpse of the train coiling its way through the Swiss Alps. UNESCO World Heritage Albula/Bernina track welcomed the historic 1.91km long passenger train ‘choo-choo-ing’ from Preda to Alvaneu and over the Landwasser Viaduct.

RhB Director Renato Fasciati quoted that Switzerland is a railway country unlike any other countries, in celebrating its 175 years of Swiss railways RhB and its partners wanted to play their part in achieving this huge feat.
This “Capricorn” electric trains was travelling through 22 tunnels and across 48 bridges on the eastern Switzerland’s Albula Line, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Indeed a challenging feat as the Albula Line has known for its tight curves and steep inclines that restricting the train to only travel at 35 km/h speed. The regenerative braking system was required to control and maintain the speed. Due to the number of coaches, a special software is required in order not to overload the circuit. All this is crucial in ensuring the safety and success of this feat.


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