The longest passenger train in the world made a record attempt in Switzerland. The train, which is 1.9 kilometers long and has 100 wagons, broke the world record on the Albula-Bernina route, which was built at the foot of the Alps.
Rhaetian railway company in Switzerland announced that the company's 1,9-kilometer-long 100-car train is carrying passengers for a record attempt on the Albula-Bernina route, which is built at the foot of the Alps. The company reported that this train is the longest passenger train in the world.
The whole journey took about an hour. Railroad enthusiasts lined the valley to watch 25 sections of the train travel some 25 kilometers (15,5 miles) across the Alps.
Rhaetian Railway director Renato Fasciati said the record attempt was aimed at highlighting some of Switzerland's engineering achievements and celebrating 175 years of Swiss railways.
The Albula-Bernina route, which was built by piercing the Alps and attracting many tourists with its scenery, was included in the World Heritage list by the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2008. The tourist railway consists of 22 tunnels and 48 bridges.