The existing funicular on the Stoos will be replaced by a new construction (the concession of the existing funicular is expiring and cannot be extended) with new lines. The type of cableway to be used is a funicular in shuttle service with 2 vehicles for passenger and goods transport. Both vehicles run on a common track between the termini with Abt's diversion in the middle of the line.
The route in the steep slope (up to 110% inclination) between the valley and mountain stations runs straight in the ground plan. For topographical reasons, two rock bands (Tunnel Zingelifluh and Ober Zingeli) and at the top the Stoosfluh (Tunnel Stoosfluh) must be crossed along the route. In the transition to the individual tunnels and in the tunnels, the rails run on a slab of prefabricated concrete elements, which are non-positively connected to the substructure and the ground. Above the Stoosfluh tunnel, the gravel track runs on a gradient of up to 30%.
Mountain construction site summer & winter
Logistics for inclined shafts
Equipment and material can only be transported to the individual workplaces via the material ropeway
Realisation 2013 - 2017
Construction sum CHF 24.90 million
EUR 23.71 million
Total length 1.74 km
Breakout cross section 27,40 m2
Geology marl slate / limestone
Implenia under construction
Task Lead management, Chair Technical management, Commercial management and site manager Implenia Switzerland Ltd, Infrastructure - Tunnelling CH-8304 Wallisellen
Services rendered Tunnel construction and material ropeway
After the start of construction, the material ropeway will be built first in order to ensure the access to the construction site. The three tunnels will be constructed by blasting (Zingelifluh and Ober Zingeli in advance using the DN 1.8m and 1.4m raisdrill method). A 74-tonne, 28-metre-long tunnel boring machine (Kolk) will be used for the blasting operation.