Saturday, October 29, 2022

The Longest Train in the World

In order to celebrate 175 years of the railway in Switzerland today Rhaetian Railway will run the world's longest passenger train. The train will take 4,550 passengers on a journey along the UNESCO World Heritage Albula/Bernina route from Preda to Alvaneu. It is one of the most spectacularly beautiful railway routes in the world and passes over the stunning Landwasser Viaduct.

You can view a simulation of the world-record breaking attempt on the interactive map 1 Train - 100 Carriages. This interactive map animates a representation of the 1,910-metre-long train along the route from Preda to Alvaneu. The animated map includes a number of options which allow you to adjust the speed of the train, and quickly navigate to different points along the route.

a train approaching the Landwasser Viaduct on Street View

If you want a first person view of the train's journey then you can also check out the route on Google Maps Street View.

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