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The Lötschberg is a Swiss north-south route through the Alpen mountains. In 2001, it carried about 5 million net-tons of freight. The route is shared with car shuttle trains for the summit tunnel, transporting 1.3 million road vehicles, and on-the-hour passenger trains, which carried 2.8 million passengers on this route or parts of it. In order to achieve the required speed, freight is moved with 10 hp/ton.

© BLS Lötschbergbahn AG, used with permission. This picture is originally located at the company homepage. It can be found here in its original context.

Unit conversion for text on this page.
about 5 million net-tons about 4.5 million metric net-tons
10 hp/ton 8.2 kW/metric ton

Last modified: 2003-04-09