Video: Preparing to roll the world’s longest passenger trainS. Himmelstein | July 20, 2022
The world’s longest passenger train is being assembled as part of the celebrations for the 175th anniversary of Switzerland’s railway system. If successful, the train trip scheduled for October 29, 2022, by Swiss Rhaetian Railway in partnership with ABB will be entered into the Guinness Book of Records
The 1,910 m long train with 100 carriages will stretch over almost 2 km along its tunnel-lined heritage route in the Swiss Alps regions of the Engadine and Graubuenden, and continuing on via the Landwasser Viaduct, to overcome a 789 m change in altitude. The rail system is expected to run for 46 minutes at 30 to 35 miles per hour, weigh about 2,990 tons and have 150 guests on board.
The 25 Capricorn Stadler carriages to be included in the train trial are equipped with energy efficient ABB traction technology, enabling recovery of regenerative braking energy.
“We have installed the most energy-efficient convertors which exist” said Gil Fischer, ABB head of traction sales and service. “That makes us really proud that in a transportation system which is already ecologically friendly we can be even more friendly by being at the highest standard of energy efficiency.”