Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

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The Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn (MGB) is a narrow gauge railway in Switzerland. The track width is . It was created in 2003 through an amalgamation of Furka-Oberalp-Bahn (FO) and BVZ Zermatt-Bahn (BVZ). The name comes from the Matterhorn and St. Gotthard Pass.

Its network is long and stretches from Disentis in the Canton of Graubünden to Zermatt in the Canton of Wallis, by way of the Oberalp pass and Andermatt in the Canton of Uri, the Furka base tunnel, Brig, and Visp. From Andermatt, a branch line (the formerly independent Schöllenenbahn) extends to Göschenen, at the Northern end of the Gotthard rail tunnel.

Between Realp and Oberwald, the line formerly crossed the Furka pass, at a crest elevation of above sea level the Furkapass with a tunnel passing beneath the peak, compared to a crest elevation of just above sea level in today's base tunnel, which is long. The old line, the scenic route which is very attractive to tourists, is operated by the Dampfbahn Furka-Bergstrecke (DFB) ("Furka Heritage Railway") using veteran steam engines.

There is a connection to the Rhaetian Railway in Disentis and the Glacier Express runs from Zermatt to St. Moritz, using stock from both companies.

Corporate Structure

The MGB is composed of three companies: the Matterhorn Gotthard AG (MGB) emerged from a rebranding of BVZ, the Matterhorn Gotthard infrastructure AG (MGI) is the former FO, and a new stock company Matterhorn Gotthard railway (MGM) has been established as a...
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