Puneet Varma

Cossonay–Gare–Ville funicular

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Type  Funicular
Maximum incline  13%
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Line length  1,228 metres (4,029 ft)
Track gauge  1,000 mm (3 ft 3 ⁄8 in) metre gauge
Owner  Bière–Apples–Morges railway

The Cossonay–Gare–Ville funicular (French: Funiculaire Cossonay–Gare–Ville) is a funicular railway connecting the town of Cossonay in the Swiss canton of Vaud with Cossonay railway station, on the line from Lausanne to Vallorbe and Yverdon-les-Bains. The lower funicular station is called Cossonay-Gare, but is in the village of Penthalaz. The upper station, some 130 metres (430 ft) above, is named Cossonay-Ville .

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History

The line was opened in 1897, and was initially operated as a water counterbalance funicular. In 1969, the line was automated, still as a water counterbalance funicular. In 1982, the line was rebuilt and converted to electric operation, with new cabins and stations.

The funicular was again completely overhauled between 2012 and 2014, reopening on June 10. At the same time, the 1982-built cabins were refurbished and repainted in its owner's green and cream. During the overhaul period, a replacement bus operated the connection.

Operation

The Compagnie du Chemin de fer Funiculaire de la Gare à la Ville de Cossonay , after a name change in 2003 Funiculaire de la Gare à la Ville de Cossonay SA, was founded in 1892. In 2010 the company was merged into the Transports de la région Morges-Bière-Cossonay, which had assumed operation already before, but then on behalf of the original owner company. The funicular is completely automatic and has the following parameters:

References

Cossonay–Gare–Ville funicular Wikipedia


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