Ospizio Bernina (Rhaetian Railway station)

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Ospizio Bernina
2011-08-02 11-38-23 Switzerland La Rösa.jpg
An ABe 8/12 at Ospizio Bernina station, 2011.
Location 7710 Ospizio Bernina
Poschiavo, Bernina, Graubünden
Switzerland
Coordinates 46°24′31″N 10°01′11″E / 46.40861°N 10.01972°E / 46.40861; 10.01972Coordinates: 46°24′31″N 10°01′11″E / 46.40861°N 10.01972°E / 46.40861; 10.01972
Elevation 2,253 m[1]
Owned by Rhaetian Railway
Operated by Rhaetian Railway
Line(s) Bernina Railway
Distance 22.324 km from St. Moritz
History
Opened 5 July 1910 (1910-07-05)
Route map
KARTE rhb.png Ospizio Bernina forms part of the Rhaetian Railway network.
Location
Ospizio Bernina is located in Switzerland
Ospizio Bernina
Ospizio Bernina
Location within Switzerland

Ospizio Bernina is a station on the Bernina Railway line between St. Moritz in Switzerland and Tirano in Italy. The station lies on the shores of Lago Bianco, near the Bernina Pass, between the Engadin and the valley of Poschiavo, in Graubünden. It is named after the homonymous hospice (ospizio in Italian) that lies on the road pass, 50 metres above the station. Administratively, the area belongs to the municipality of Poschiavo.

Ospizio Bernina, at an elevation of 2,253 metres above sea level, is both the highest station and highest point on the Bernina Railway and also on the entire Rhaetian Railway network. It is also the highest railway station in Graubünden and Eastern Switzerland. The Bernina Railway is notably the highest rail crossing in Europe. Hourly services to both direction operate on this line, throughout the year, despite harsh winter conditions. The station includes several maintenance buildings.

The railway station was opened in 1910. At the times the elevation of the station was measured to be 2,256 metres.[2]

The front of the station
Old time plate on the facade of the station
Lago Bianco and the Bernina line just south of the station

Rhaetian Railway services[edit]

  • R5 - 1tph
Preceding station   Rhatische Bahn   Following station
toward St. Moritz
R5
R950
toward Tirano

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swisstopo topographic map [1]
  2. ^ La Revue électrique, p. 525, 1911
  3. ^ Rhaetian Railway network

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