The Capri funicular (Italian: Funicolare di Capri) is a funicular railway on the island of Capri, in the Campania region of Italy. The line connects the Marina Grande on the coast with the Piazza Umberto I in the centre of the island. It is 670 metres (2,200 ft) long and includes a 68-metre (223 ft) tunnel and a 50-metre (160 ft) viaduct, climbing a vertical distance of 139 metres (456 ft).
|Locale||Capri, Campania, Italy|
|Line length||670 m (2,200 ft)|
|Track gauge||1,000 mm (3 ft 3+3⁄8 in)|
The line was built by Von Roll and opened in 1907, being managed by the Società Imprese Capri (SIC). It was rebuilt in 1958, with the old four-wheeled cars replaced by much larger bogie cars, and the haulage equipment also replaced. A further rebuilding in 1991 again replaced the cars and haulage equipment. The line underwent a four-month upgrade in early 2018, with the work including replacement of the winding motors and a remodelling of the two cars, resulting in a 20% increase in capacity.
The line is now operated by the Società Anonima Imprese Pubbliche e Private Isola di Capri (SIPPIC) and operates every 15 minutes, or more frequently on demand, between 06:30 and 20:30 daily. It has the following parameters:
|Number of stops||2|
|Configuration||Single track with passing loop|
|Length||670 m (2,198 ft)|
|Height||139 m (456 ft)|
|Track gauge||1,000 mm (3 ft 3+3⁄8 in) metre gauge|
|Number of cars||2|
|Capacity||140 passengers per car|
|Trip time||5 minutes|
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