About the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway
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The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway is part of the BVZ Group. This includes 10 subsidiaries - among them the top tourist brands: the Gornergrat Railway and the Glacier Express.
The Matterhorn Gotthard Railway is located in the heart of the Alps. It runs from Zermatt to Disentis and from Andermatt to Göschenen. The line network has a length of 144 kilometres. During its travels it overcomes a total of 3,300 meters in altitude, passes through 33 tunnels and galleries, and crosses 126 bridges. The lowest point on the journey is Visp at 625 meters above sea level. The highest point is on the Oberalp Pass at 2,033 meters above sea level.
Facts and figures about the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway
Gauge width: 1,000 mm
Number of stations and stops: 44
Number of bridges: 126
Longest bridge: 176 m, the Rhone bridge - east exit from Brig
Highest bridge: 48 m, the Grengiols viaduct
Cogwheel track: 39.7 km on 13 sections
Gear system: Abt system
Strongest gradient: 179 per mill
Number of vehicles: 378 locomotives, passenger and freight cars
Number of employees: 672
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