The Parsenn Funicular (German: Davos Parsenn Bahn, DPB) is a funicular railway in the resort of Davos in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The line links the town of Davos with the Weissfluhjoch ridge and the Parsenn ski area.
Lower section train approaching Höhenweg
Canton of Graubünden,
|Track length||4,048 metres (13,281 ft)|
|Track gauge||1,200 mm (3 ft 11 1⁄4 in)|
800 mm (2 ft 7 1⁄2 in)
The funicular is composed of two separate and independent sections, with an interchange station between the two at Höhenweg. The lowest station (Davos DKB) lies at an elevation of 1,560 metres (5,120 ft) and the highest (Weissfluhjoch DKB) lies at an elevation of 2,665 metres (8,743 ft). The highest section is the highest open-air funicular in Switzerland and the second highest after the Metro Alpin.
Considering both sections, which have a total length of 4,048 metres (13,281 ft), the line is also one of the longest in the country.
The line has the following parameters:
|Lower section||Upper section|
|Number of cars||2x2 car train sets||2x2 car train sets|
|Number of stops||2||2|
|Configuration||Single track with passing loop||Single track with passing loop|
|Track length||1,860 metres (6,100 ft)||2,188 metres (7,178 ft)|
|Rise||662 metres (2,172 ft)||444 metres (1,457 ft)|
|Track gauge||1,200 mm (3 ft 11 1⁄4 in)||800 mm (2 ft 7 1⁄2 in)|
|Capacity||200 passengers per train set||170 passengers per train set|
|Maximum speed||10 metres per second (33 ft/s)||6.2 metres per second (20 ft/s)|
|Journey time||4 minutes||10 minutes|
- "DPB - Davos Parsenn Bahn". Funimag. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
- Weissfluhjoch (1:25,000) (Map). Swisstopo. Retrieved 2019-04-10.