Gornergrat Bahn - Matterhorn

 

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Operating data

Start of operations

summer operations 08/20/1898
all-year-round operations since 1929

Powersystem

three-phase current 725 v electr. traction since opening

Route length from Zermatt

Findelbach 1'750 m
Landtunnel 3'200 m
Riffelalp 4'030 m
Riffelboden 5'100 m
Riffelberg 6'470 m
Rotenboden 7'910 m
Gifthittli 9'150 m
Gornergrat 9'339 m
of which, double track 3'790 m

Gradient

average 160 o/oo
maximum 200 o/oo

Speed

uphill maximum 30.0 km/h
downhill maximum 21.0 - 27.0 km/h

Altitude difference

Zermatt-Gornergrat 1'484 m

Altitude

Zermatt 1'605 m
Findelbach 1'770 m
Riffelalp 2'211 m
Riffelboden 2'348 m
Riffelberg 2'582 m
Rotenboden 2'815 m
Gornergrat 3'089 m

Rolling stock

low-floor twin railcars (Bhe 4/6) 4
railcars (Bhe 2/4) 7
twin railcars (Bhe 4/8) 8
railcar units (Bhe 4/4 + Bt) 2
locomotives (He 2/2) 2
motor luggage car (Dhe 2/4) 1
tank car for water transport 1
freight cars 2
snowblowers 2
crane car 2
catenary installation car 1

Passenger capacity

seats + standing room 4'018

Hourly capacity

persons/hour 2'511