World’s longest passenger train winds through Swiss Alps


The world’s longest passenger train — an assembly of 100 connected coaches measuring nearly two kilometres — wound through breath-taking scenery in the Swiss Alps.

The Rhaetian Railway (RhB) announced that it had beat the world record for the longest passenger train, at an event marking the 175th anniversary of Switzerland’s famous railway system.

The 1,910-metre train, composed of 25 separable multiple-unit trains, or 100 coaches, travelled through the Alps in the eastern Swiss canton of Graubunden. “For me, this is just Swiss perfection,” RhB chief Renato Fasciati told the Blick daily’s live feed of the event.—Agencies


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