Métro Lausanne – true underground rail

Lausanne / Ouchy / Croisettes

Lausanne - CHUV Ouest - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Ouest - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Est - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Est - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Sud - Switzerland

Lausanne - CHUV Sud - Switzerland

The railway line through to Croisettes beneath the Lausanne station presents the world’s greatest subway drop – an amazing 336-meter altitude difference, with maximum 12% gradient.

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From 1877/79 two funicular railways ran from Lake Geneva to Flon (La Ficelle = the base), the railway was reconstructed to cog railway in 1958/59 - and since 2008 the M2 newly travels to the Croisettes part of town on solid rubber wheels – pretty much the same way as the Métro in Paris br.< />
Auto-controlled, the Métro runs fully automatically – half of its journey underground. During peak hours you can catch a train every 3 minutes in either direction.

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Altitude: 719m
Accessibility:
Métro in Lausanne’s SBB railway station, boat in Ouchy, bus connection to and from Epalinges-Croisettes
View: Over Ouchy and Lake Geneva as far as the French Savoyer and Vaud Alps
Attractions: Sitting up-front in the Métro, as if driving it yourself
Culinary aspects: Culinary highlights in Lausanne’s Old Town between the station and Flon
Overnight stays: In Lausanne’s city center and Ouchy am See
Winter: Year-round operations
Special comments: Planned extension project as far as Blécherette (M3)

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