MILESTONES

Funicular Beatenbucht – Beatenberg

1888 – 1889Railway construction
21. Juni 1889Opening
01. Mai 1911Opening of the electric railway operation
1912Transition to the year round operation
2004 – 2005New construction
02. Juli 2005Opening of the renovated railway
Herbst 2016New motor and electronic steering unit installed
2016Umbau Antrieb auf Frequenzumrichter

Cable Car Beatenberg – Niederhorn

1946Construction of the chairlift Beatenberg-Niederhorn
1995 – 1996Reconstruction
20. Dezember 1996Opening of the cable car Beatenberg-Niederhorn
Frühling 2017Replacement of the main rope and the telecom cable
2018Umbau Antrieb auf Frequenzumrichter

TECHNICAL DATA

Funicular Beatenbucht – Beatenberg

Length of operation 1'689 m
Structural lenght measured in the inclination 1'706 m
Track gauge 120 m
Difference in altitude at the final station 556,10 m
Average slope of the railway 34,6 %
Maximum slope 40,0 %
Curve radius 440 - 475 m
Weight of the cable per meter 4,8 kg
Diameter oft he cable 35 mm
Electric Motor Frequency Converter, 250Kw
Ground speed of the cars 3,2 m/sec / 4,8 m/sec
Duration 10 min or 6 min (depending on speed)
Theoretical capacity in each direction 700 people per hour

Cable Car Beatenberg – Niederhorn

Route Beatenberg– Vorsass–Niederhorn
Railway type 3-cable railway
Number of gondolas 4 groups with 3 gondolas each
Number of people 50 people per group
Capacity per direction 612 people per hour
Inclined lenght of the railway 2'493 m
Altitude of the stations above sea level Beatenberg station 1127.30 m / Niederhorn station 1935.00 m
Vertical hight 807,70 m
Average slope 35 %
Greatest slope 78 %
Support cable 4 x 2780 m long, total 124 tons
Diametert tow cable 49 mm
Drive / location 680 kW, valley
Auxiliary drive 120 kW
Speed 7,0 m/s
Duration 9,2 min
Clamping station location Mountain station
Number of pillars 7
Highest distance to the ground 45 m (empty rope)
Track 7,0 – 8,0 m