Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains, Thonon-les-Bains

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The Funiculaire de Thonon-les-Bains, or Thonon-les-Bains Funicular, is a funicular railway in the spa town of Thonon-les-Bains, in the French département of Haute-Savoie. The line links the Belvedere, in the city centre, to the port of Rives, on the shores of Lake Geneva.
The funicular is managed by the Syndicat intercommunal des bus de l'agglomération thononaise (SIBAT), which is also responsible for the local bus service. It was opened in 1888. It has been renovated twice, first in 1951.

After another renovation finished in 1989 a fully automated system designed by Poma was put into operation. It was the 1st of its kind in France.
The funicular has the following technical parameters:

Length: 243 metres (797 ft)

Height: 46 metres (151 ft)

Average steepness: 21 %

Capacity: 54 passengers per car

Haulage speed: 3 metres per second (9.8 ft/s)
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  • The funicular is quite short but it is extremely steep so we walked down but took the funicular up which saved on the legs  more »
  • This funicular goes down to the port. The tickets are about 1.50 euros each. Lovely views on the way down and going past interesting houses.  more »
  • Good belvedere.
  • beautiful view
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