The funicular railway connecting the towns of Como and Brunate has been in existence since 1894. It is used intensively by both the local people and tourists.
A 500 m difference in elevation is covered in about six and a half minutes of travel time. The vintage-style air-conditioned cars were constructed with ideal passenger comfort in mind.
The railway is one of a kind, and it carries passengers in the blink of an eye from the shores of Lake Como to Brunate, which is also known as the balcony of the Alps.
- Car body constructed from special lightweight metal profile sections: main lengthwise beams and main cross beams made of steel, most of the connections are bolted and riveted.
- A nearly complete implementation of the customer‘s design concept, which was worked out in great detail in the invitation to tender phase, was possible.
- Roof and doors made of sandwich panels to save weight.
- Double doors with Gilgen Door Systems electric drives.
- Steps from compartment to compartment. The entire car is readily accessible, making it easier for the passengers to distribute themselves.
- Both ends of the car are closed by a glass canopy with built-in emergency exit doors. They lead directly to the track. Retractable stairs on the downhill side.
- Air-conditioned passenger area. Part of the heating and air conditioning system is powered by batteries during the trip.
- The ends of the vehicle are equipped with adjustable roof windows for additional ventilation.
- Control station built into the compartment at both ends of the vehicle.
|Customer||Consorzio i Pubblici Trasporti S.p.A|
|Distance||Como - Brunate|
|Stair line||810 mm|
|Door opening clearance||900 mm|
|Transverse length from bumper to bumper||12'060 mm|
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