Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Funicolare Zecca–Righi

Funicolare Zecca–Righi, Zecca–Righi funicular, Largo della Zecca, Genoa
Funicolare Zecca–Righi (Zecca–Righi funicular)
Largo della Zecca
Genoa, April 2016

“The line was originally built as a two-section funicular, with passengers transferring between the two sections at the station of San Nicola. The upper section opened in 1895 and was constructed in the open, with three intermediate stations at Madonnetta, Via Preve and San Simone, as well as the section terminals at San Nicola and Righi. The lower section opened in 1897 and was entirely in tunnel, except for its terminals and the single intermediate station at Carbonara. Between 1963 and 1965, the line was completely rebuilt as a single section funicular, with a passing loop at San Nicola and retaining all the existing stations. In 1990, the line was again rebuilt, with longer trains and platforms, and an increased haulage speed.” (Zecca–Righi funicular, Wikipedia)

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