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Metro Alpin The highest underground train in the world.

The Metro Alpin is the world’s highest-altitude underground train. From Saas-Fee, the valley station can be reached on either the Alpin Express or the Felskinn cableway. The Metro Alpin then carries visitors a further 476 m in altitude from the Felskinn plateau to the Mittelallalin – located roughly 3,500 m a.s.l. There is a midway junction where the funicular stops on its first ascent of the day to drop off mountaineers. A tunnel leads from there directly to the Hohlaub glacier.

Metro Alpin info

Construction began:1 September 1981Valley station:2980 m a.s.l.
First opened:19 December 1984Mountain station:3445 m a.s.l.
Type:Cable car on tracks (funicular railway)Difference in altitude:465 m
Transport capacity:1500 passengers/hourLength:1434 m
2 cars each with capacity for:115+1 passengersHaulage cable:49 mm
Max. speed:10 m/sRenovated:2011
Journey time:3.2 Min.