Swiss claim record for world’s longest passenger train

Rhaetian railway company said the company’s 100-car train, 1.9 kilometers long, is carrying passengers for a record test on the Albula-Bernina route, built at the foot of the Alps.


Rhaetian Director Renato Fasciati said the record was broken to highlight Switzerland’s success in railway engineering and the 175-year anniversary of the country’s first railway construction.

The Rhaetian Railway company ran the 1.2-mile long train, composed of 100 coaches, along the Albula/Bernina route from Preda to Berguen.

The route was handed Unesco World Heritage recognition in 2008 and leads through 22 tunnels, some of which spiral through mountains, and across 48 bridges, including the curved Landwasser Viaduct.

Source ; Euronews

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