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Bergen, Norway

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The Fløibanen funicular was opened on 15 January 1918 after 4 years of construction. This 844 metres long line climbs 320 metres to the summit of Mount Fløyen overlooking Bergen, Norway's second largest city. The line's gradients vary between 15 and 26 degrees and is metre gauge single track with a mid-point passing loop. Four generations of rolling stock have operated this line. The latest cars, which entered service in 2002, were built by Doppelmayr with car bodies supplied by Gangloff (both are Swiss companies). Two cars, one red and one blue, each with room for 100 passengers, normally travel at a speed of 4 metres per second, calling at three stations on the way, (Promsgate, Fjellveien and Skansemyren). and the journey usually takes 5-6 minutes. Further information is available on the line's website at www.floibanen.no.

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