The Swiss railway takes the world record for the longest passenger train – nationally | So Good News


A Swiss railway company took the record for the world’s longest passenger train on Saturday with a trip on one of the most spectacular tracks through the Alps.

The Rhaetian Railway Company ran the 1.9 kilometer (1.2 mi) train of 100 coaches along the Albula/Bernina route from Preda to Berguen.

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, the route passes through 22 tunnels, some of which spiral through mountains, and over 48 bridges, including the arched Landwasser Viaduct.

The whole journey took over an hour. Rail enthusiasts lined the valley to watch the train’s 25 sections wind around 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) through the Alps.

Rhaetian Railway director Renato Fasciati said the record attempt was intended to highlight some of Switzerland’s engineering achievements and to celebrate 175 years of Swiss railways.

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