Train of the Biasca–Acquarossa railway outside Biasca station
|Status||Closed and removed|
|Locale||Canton of Ticino|
|Line length||13.8 kilometres (8.6 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in)|
|Minimum radius||133 metres (436 ft)|
|Electrification||1200 V, DC, overhead|
The Gotthard railway opened in 1882, providing a transport link to the communities of the valley of the Ticino River. In order to provide a link to the communities of the Valle di Blenio, the Biasca–Acquarossa railway was opened in 1911. The line closed in 1973 and was replaced by a bus service.
The line was 13.8 kilometres (8.6 mi) long, and was electrified at 1200 V DC using overhead lines. It commenced from the square in front of Biasca station, had 14 stops, a maximum gradient of 3.5% and a minimum radius of 133 metres (436 ft).
The main depot of the line in Biasca, which was built in the late 1960s, is in use as a bus depot by Autolinee Bleniesi, who operate bus services including those replacing the railway. The line's Acquarossa terminus is also used by the same company.
- Media related to Biasca–Acquarossa railway at Wikimedia Commons
- Unoffical web site with pictures and plans
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