Capri funicular

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Capri funicular
Funicolare Capri-St.Gera.jpg
Overview
TypeFunicular
StatusOpen
LocaleCapri, Campania, Italy
Coordinates40°33′12″N 14°14′29″E / 40.553339°N 14.241454°E / 40.553339; 14.241454Coordinates: 40°33′12″N 14°14′29″E / 40.553339°N 14.241454°E / 40.553339; 14.241454
Operation
Opened1907
Operator(s)SIPPIC
Technical
Line length670 m (2,200 ft)
Track gauge1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in)
Maximum incline38.6%

The Capri funicular (Italian: Funicolare di Capri) is a funicular railway on the island of Capri, in the Campania region of Italy. The line connects the Marina Grande on the coast with the Piazza Umberto I in the centre of the island. It is 670 metres (2,200 ft) long and includes a 68-metre (223 ft) tunnel and a 50-metre (160 ft) viaduct, climbing a vertical distance of 139 metres (456 ft).[1][2][3]

The line was built by Von Roll and opened in 1907, being managed by the Società Imprese Capri (SIC). It was rebuilt in 1958, with the old four-wheeled cars replaced by much larger bogie cars, and the haulage equipment also replaced. A further rebuilding in 1991 again replaced the cars and haulage equipment. The line underwent a four-month upgrade in early 2018, with the work including replacement of the winding motors and a remodelling of the two cars, resulting in a 20% increase in capacity.[1][3]

The line is now operated by the Società Anonima Imprese Pubbliche e Private Isola di Capri (SIPPIC) and operates every 15 minutes, or more frequently on demand, between 06:30 and 20:30 daily. It has the following parameters:[1]

Number of stops 2
Configuration Single track with passing loop
Length 670 m (2,198 ft)
Height 139 m (456 ft)
Maximum steepness 38.6%
Track gauge 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge
Number of cars 2
Capacity 140 passengers per car
Trip time 5 minutes

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cacozza, Marco (July 2018). "Capri funicular reopens". Today's Railways Europe (271). Platform 5 Publishing Ltd. p. 17.
  2. ^ "The funicular, Capri". ItalyGuides.it. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b "La Funicolare di Capri". clamfer.it (in Italian). Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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