Funiculaire du Pic du Jer

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The Funiculaire du Pic du Jer
The funicular above Lourdes

The Funiculaire du Pic du Jer, or Pic du Jer Funicular, is a funicular railway in the French département of Hautes-Pyrénées. It links the pilgrimage town of Lourdes with the summit of the nearby Pic du Jer. The funicular was constructed in 1900.[1]

The funicular has the following technical parameters:[1][2]

  • Length: 1,100 metres (3,609 ft)
  • Height: 473 metres (1,552 ft)
  • Maximum steepness: 56 %
  • Configuration: Single track with passing loop
  • Journey time: 15 minutes
  • Capacity: 80 passengers per car

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Based on a translation of the article Pic du Jer from the French Wikipedia.
  2. ^ "Lift-Database : Pic de Jer". Lift-World.info. Retrieved February 19, 2007. 

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