Tag: Ch – Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes

Swiss set world record for longest passenger train; Rail Magazine

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Switzerland’s metre gauge Rhaetian Railway (RhB) achieved global attention on October 29 by breaking the record for the longest passenger train ever operated.

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Europe’s Most Scenic Train Ride Takes You Places You Didn’t Think a Train Could Go; Alex Sakalis; Daily Beast

Photo: Sculpies

It’s a chilly, December morning as Alex Sakalis slinks into Chur Railway Station in the southeast of Switzerland. Scanning the platforms, he eventually spot it: that trademark red exterior with the curved panoramic windows and the words Bernina Express emblazoned across the side. The other passengers have arrived and there’s a palpable excitement in the air. They are all here for one reason only—to take Europe’s most beautiful train journey. Frequently named Europe’s most scenic train ride, the Bernina Express is a romantic throwback to the golden age of European rail travel, when the journey was the destination.

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Rhaetian Railway, Albula/Bernina; Switzerland Tourism

130 kilometres in one train. The Albula/Bernina railway line forms the heart of the Unesco World Cultural Heritage listing and is regarded as one of the world’s most spectacular routes. The UNESCO route itself covers 122 kilometres from Thusis to Tirano, passing 196 bridges, 55 tunnels and 20 towns along the way.

Source: Rhaetian Railway, Albula/Bernina | Switzerland Tourism