Évian-les-Bains funicular

Evian-Les-Bains funicular, also nicknamed «  Evian’s little metro », links the city center of Evian-Les-Bans to the township of Neuvecelle. It was until December 16th 1997 the only funicular in the world with six stations. It’s been superseded since by the SMC Funicular which on its re-opening date had 8 stops.

Data sheet

Station EVIAN
Firm number 740866
Category FUN-Funiculaire
Name Funiculaire d’Evian
Opening year 1907
Last refurbishment year
Operator Mairie d’Evian
Main manufacturer Von Roll
Authorized up traffic 450 p/h
Authorized down traffic 450 p/h
Uphill operating speed 2.0 m/s
Downhill operating speed 2.0 m/s
Altitude difference 125.0 m
Lower station elevation 374 m
Upper station elevation 499 m
Developed lenght 750.0 m
Horizontal length 739 m
Maximum gradient (%) 22 %
Average gradient 16,91%
Theoretical operating speed 2.0 m/s
Theroretical up traffic 450 p/h
Theoretical down  traffic 450 p/h
Motor cab position Uphill
Installation year 2013
Function Uphill haul rope
Position Uphill
Manufacturer Arcelor-Mittal
Ultimate strength (UTS) 46930,0 DaN
Diameter 26.0 mm

Main engine type Continuous
Engine power 60.0 kW