The steepest funicular in the world
A funicular is a railway which ascends a steep incline, usually having two cars which are linked by a cable and an arrangement of pulleys. Primarily used in hilly and mountainous areas, funiculars are an effective means of transport. The Schwyz-Stoos funicular in central Switzerland, constructed at a cost of €44.6 million, climbs or descends 743 meters on a 1720-meter track along gradients as steep as 110%. The new funicular replaces an older one that had been operating since 1933.