BLM

1890 - Opening of the BLM

Because of the topography, the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Mountain Railway (BLM) has been divided into two sections. A funicular operates between Lauterbrunnen and the Grütschalp mountain station, and a narrow-gauge railway between the Grütschalp and Mürren. The BLM was inaugurated in 1891, after the owner suffered a setback just before the opening: during a test drive, a car derailed, which is why the opening ceremony had to be delayed by two months.

2006 - Aerial cableway replaces funicular

The funicular of the BLM was located in a landslip area with a slope of 60% and operation was endangered. Thus in 2005, Jungfrau Railways decided to replace the funicular with an aerial cableway at a cost of 23 million francs. The aerial cableway went into operation on 16 April 2006, greatly increasing passenger and freight capacity between Lauterbrunnen and Mürren.

Railway Sections

Lauterbrunnen
Grütschalp
Winteregg
Mürren

Data

Aerial cableway completed in 2006
100 people / 6t cargo capacity

Narrow-gauge railway completed in 1891
Length of section 4.27 km
Gauge 1000mm
Maximum gradient 50%
560 V DC

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