Ligne de Cerdagne

Ligne De Cerdagne

Ligne de Cerdagne

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The Ligne de Cerdagne, often called the Yellow Train (, ), is a metre gauge railway that runs from Villefranche-de-Conflent through to Mont-Louis in France. It was started in 1903 and the section to Mont-Louis was completed in 1910, followed by an extension to Latour-de-Carol in 1927.

It is long and climbs to at Bolquère-Eyne, the highest railway station in France. There are 19 tunnels and two bridges, one of which is, unusual for a railway bridge, a suspension bridge. The trains are powered by electricity at 850 volts DC, supplied by third rail. The power comes from hydro-electric generators on the River Têt.

There are open and closed cars. The open cars are a favourite with tourists enjoying dramatic views as the train climbs the twisting track. The...
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