Orbe-Chavornay railway

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Orbe-Chavornay railway line
Overview
TypeLight rail
StatusOperational
LocaleCanton of Vaud, Switzerland
TerminiOrbe
Chavornay
Stations4
Services1
Operation
Opened1894
OwnerTRAVYS
Operator(s)TRAVYS
Technical
Line length3.9 km (2.4 mi)
Number of tracksSingle track
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC overhead wire

The Orbe-Chavornay railway (O-C) is a 3.9 km standard gauge railway in Vaud, Switzerland, linking the towns of Orbe and Chavornay (where there is an interchange with trains of the Swiss Federal Railways. The line was opened in 1894 and was operated by electric traction from the start - the first electrified railway in Switzerland. The line was initially operated with a direct current overhead power supply 600 Volts and is now 750 Volts.

Since 2001 the line has been operated by the Transports Vallée de Joux - Yverdon-les-Bains - Ste-Croix (TRAVYS).

Modernisation[edit]

As of 2017-18 the line is being modernised and upgraded to handle longer trains. The electrification system will be changed to the standard Swiss Federal Railways system of 15 KV alternating current. [1]

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