Matterhorn Alpine Crossing

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Facts about the MATTERHORN ALPINE CROSSING

The major project to build an Alpine Crossing entered its second phase in April 2019. After the successful start-up of the "Matterhorn glacier ride l" in the autumn of 2018, the section between the Matterhorn glacier paradise and Testa Grigia is the only missing link in the cableway connection between Breuil-Cervinia and Zermatt. In future, a 3S cableway similar in construction to the "Matterhorn glacier ride l" will complete the link. The planned cost of construction is about 45 million Swiss francs. The new connection will make it possible to travel from Cervinia to Zermatt for the first time without getting your boots wet. If everything goes according to plan, the first passengers will cross the Alps by cableway in the spring of 2023, with the Matterhorn constantly in sight.

You can find further information and images about the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing in our media corner.

Fakten Matterhorn glacier ride i matterhorn glacier ride ii
VALLEY STATION 2'923 m above sea level 3'458 m above sea level
MOUNTAIN STATION 3'883 m above sea level 3'883 m above sea level
CABLE CAR MANUFACTURER LEITNER LEITNER
ELEVATION GAIN 900 m 363 m
CARRYING CAPACITY 2'000 passengers/hour 1'300 passengers/hour
SPEED 7.5 m/s 7.5 m/s
JOURNEY TIME 9 min 4 min
NUMBER OF CABINS 25 10
"CRYSTAL RIDE" CABINS 4 2
PASSENGERS / CABIN 28 28
DRIVE SYSTEM LEITNER DirectDrive LEITNER DirectDrive
CABIN DESIGN Pininfarina Pininfarina
CONSTRUCTION COSTS 60 million swiss francs 45 million swiss francs

Marc Lagger

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