Simplon railway

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The Simplon railway line is a railway line that links Lausanne in Switzerland and Domodossola in Italy, via Brig. The 20 km long Simplon Tunnel (opened 1906) is a major part of it.

Together with the northern Lötschberg railway line it forms the second most important trans-Alpine railway line in Switzerland about 240 km west of the Gotthard line.

It is foreseen that ETCS level 2 will be installed on the line between Lausanne and Brig before 2022.[1]

Rolling stock[edit]

Freight trains are running on the line.[2]

ETR 610-stock provides services between Geneva and Venice. The "Thello" night-service from Paris to Venice is using this former Simplon-Orient-Express track too.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SBB steps up ETCS rollout". Railway 16 Mar 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rail line to Italy reopens after derailment". 23 December 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2013.