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