The Engelberg Tunnel goes intro Operation

After an almost 10-year construction period the single-track Engelberg Tunnel between Grafenort and Engelberg was opened on December 12, 2010 coinciding with the introduction of the winter timetable. The 4.043 m long tunnel possesses only a 10.5 % gradient to overcome the 292 m difference in height as opposed to the previous 1,780 m long, open steep ramp with 25 % - in rack operation. The tunnel contains 2 more than 100 m long sections to allow trains to pass each other something that enhances the flexibility of services. Contact rails are attached to the ceiling to provide the trains with...

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