Orion and Komet, two generations of rolling stock of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway in Brig

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.

overview of the entire route network of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn, from Zermatt till Disentis

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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