Transport : Trains

The world’s steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland.

Its cylindrical carriages have been specially constructed used to ensure that passengers can stay upright on the incline. Even the floors move about to keep passengers from toppling over as they complete this 4-minute journey.

The railway runs from the town of Schwyz up 110m (328ft) to the car-free Alpine village of Stoos.

The Stoos Bahn took 14 years to build for 52m Swiss francs (£40m; $53m). This new train line will connect communities as well as provide a new tourist attraction.

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