Lauterbrunnen -Mürren Mountain Railway - Description

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Lauterbrunnen, the terminus of the BOB, is the starting point of the Wengernalp Railway and the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Mountain Railway. The latter is divided into two parts: a funicular from Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and a metre-gauge adhesion railway from Grütschalp to Mürren. Both sections of the route were opened in 1891. The high-altitude railway is 4.3 km long with a turn-out in the middle and was electrified in 1891, using 525 V direct current. Three four-axle railcars handle the traffic providing service every 15 minutes. Since the railway has no direct connection to the rest of the network, the vehicles are kept in repair in a small workshop on the Grütschalp. The entire line offers an overpowering view of the Lauterbrunnen Valley to Wengen and the mountain chain comprising the Eiger, Mönch and the Jungfrau.
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