|Elevation||2,044 m (6,706 ft)|
|Traversed by||Road, rail|
Location in Switzerland
Oberalp Pass (Romansh: Alpsu or Cuolm d'Ursera, German: Oberalppass) (el. 2044 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the cantons of Graubünden and Uri between Disentis and Andermatt.
The public road that crosses the pass is closed in winter, but the Furka-Oberalp railway line, now part of the Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn, runs year round and provides a limited shuttle for cars in winter (reservation required). When the road closes depends on snowfall and varies between the end of October and the beginning of December. The road opens again in spring, usually by the end of April but sometimes not until mid May.
Source of the Rhine river
The Rhine springs from a source nearby (Tomasee), which is marked by a working lighthouse. A multiday trekking route is signposted across Oberalp pass and along the young Rhine called Senda Sursilvana.
|Location||Oberalp, Tujetsch, Graubünden
|Owned by||Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn|
|Operated by||Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn|
|Line(s)||Brig – Disentis/Mustér|
|Platforms||3 (sometimes 2 during winter)|
Oberalppass railway station is located next to the Oberalppass road. It is at the base of the Oberalp ski area. The station is owned and run by the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. It has 3 platforms, one of which is a bay platform from Andermatt, and is often closed during the winter. The railway on both sides of the station is a single line, so Oberalppass is an important passing place.
Regional trains to Andermatt and Disentis/Mustér are operated hourly in each direction, with additional services to and from Andermatt at peak times during the ski season. The station also has several Glacier Express trains and, during the winter season when the adjacent road is closed, car shuttle trains passing through each day. The station has a waiting room. The station is the highest point on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn network.
|Preceding station||Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn||Following station|
Swiss timetable 143
The Oberalp Pass passes the Oberalp ski area, which is part of the Gotthard Oberalp Arena.
Oberalpsee and railway/road protection tunnel
- List of highest paved roads in Europe
- List of mountain passes
- List of the highest Swiss passes
- Gotthard Oberalp Arena
- Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps.
- Statistic opening period of the pass (german)
- Swiss Ski resort Oberalp Pass and Sedrun (English)
- Hiking Switzerland on Senda Sursilvana across the pass Archived March 11, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. (English)
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