WAB

WAB - The world's longest cog railway

The Wengernalp Railway (WAB) links the resorts of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald with Kleine Scheidegg at 2,061 metres above sea level. It is the longest continuous cogwheel railway in the world. The busiest section is Lauterbrunnen-Wengen, which transports the supply of goods to the car-free resort of Wengen. Modern, low-floor, panorama carriages, each seating 152 passengers have been deployed on the Grindelwald-Kleine Scheidegg section since 2005.

 

 

Railway Sections

Lauterbrunnen
Wengwald
Wengen
Allmend
Wengernalp
Kleine Scheidegg
Alpiglen
Brandegg
Grindelwald Grund
Grindelwald

Data

Completed in 1893
Length of section 19.11 km
Gauge 800mm
Maximum gradient 250%
1500 V DC

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