Commissioned in 1897, the funicular railroad in the canton of Vaud connects Cossonay with Penthalaz over a length of 1230 meters. At the beginning of August 2020, the Walo team started the construction work, which includes the demolition and reconstruction of the two station buildings and the track work.
The funicular had already undergone several other renovations until finally the owner carried out a total renovation in two phases. In the first phase, the infrastructure of the line was renewed in 2014. For the second phase, the company Walo Bertschinger SA Romandie was commissioned to carry out the renovation of the buildings of the two stations. The period of closure of the funicular railroad from August 3, 2020 to August 17, 2021 determined the duration of the works. From April to the end of July 2021, we carried out not only the interior work of the two stations, but also the exterior works and the reprofiling of the tracks due to the lowering of one of the two stations.
Walo Bertschinger AG
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Road Construction & Civil Engineering
Trackwork & Rail Engineering
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