It was a sensational undertaking that the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) put on track on 29 October 2022: with a proud length of 1,906 metres, the world's longest passenger train set off from the Albula Tunnel in Preda on the UNESCO World Heritage route at 2:20 pm. The record-breaking train reached its destination - the crossing of the world-famous Landwasser Viaduct shortly after Filsur - at around 3:30 pm. The record attempt was thus a success: directly on site, the success of the world record was officially confirmed by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™. The entry reads: "longest narrow gauge passenger train".
The Sersa Group AG (Switzerland) was allowed to be part of the event and the world record as event main partner. We warmly congratulate the Rhaetian Railway on this great achievement!
Facts and figures of the world record attempt
- 25 compositions, each with four carriages of the new Capricorn multiple units
- Total length of 1,906 metres
- Length of the world record route from Preda to Alvaneu: 24,930 metres
- 789.4 metres of altitude covered
- Journey over 48 bridges and through 22 tunnels
- Weight of the record-breaking train: around 2990 tonnes
- Travelspeed of 30 to 35 km/h