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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.[1]

Parsennbahn
Parsennbahn.jpg
Lower section train approaching Höhenweg
Overview
Typefunicular railway
LocaleDavos,
Canton of Graubünden,
Switzerland
Technical
Track length4,048 metres (13,281 ft)
Track gauge1,200 mm (3 ft 11 14 in)
800 mm (2 ft 7 12 in)
Maximum incline47.7%

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).[2] 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.[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

The funicular was built in 1931, to access the Weissfluhjoch ski area. The lower section was renovated with two new cars in December 2002,[1] With the upper section being renovated in 2010.[3]

OperationEdit

 
Previous upper section train

The line has the following parameters:[1]

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)
Maximum gradient 47,7% 33%
Track gauge 1,200 mm (3 ft 11 14 in) 800 mm (2 ft 7 12 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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "DPB - Davos Parsenn Bahn". Funimag. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  2. ^ Weissfluhjoch (1:25,000) (Map). Swisstopo. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  3. ^ http://www.bergbahnen.org/seilbahn/3328/de/daten.php

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 46°49′23″N 9°49′11″E / 46.8231°N 9.8196°E / 46.8231; 9.8196