M Tro Lausanne-Ouchy

M Tro Lausanne-Ouchy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The M tro Lausanne - Ouchy or M tro-Ouchy was a rack railway which linked the lakeside at Ouchy with the main railway station in Lausanne and the core of the city at Flon. The system also included a parallel line between the railway station and Flon. After closure and modernisation, the line reopened in 2008 as rubber-tired metro, extended to Epalinges in the North. The line was opened in 1877 as the first funicular in Switzerland. The line was known as La Ficelle and used water balance as the means of raising and lowering the cars. In 1958 the funicular was rebuilt into a rack and pinion railway using the Strub system and intermediate stations at Jordils and Montriond were opened. The line became known by the name m tro, although to the natives and its many regular users it was always La Ficelle.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135775324
  • 9786135775327