The world’s steepest funicular railway opens in Switzerland

In action: The futuristic-looking Stoos Bahn tram, which is considered a modern-day design triumph, was officially launched on Friday afternoon by Swiss President Doris Leuthard

It may look like a white-knuckle fairground ride but this futuristic tram is the world’s steepest funicular. Swiss President Doris Leuthard officially opened the line which whisks passengers 1,300 metres above sea level to the mountain village of Stoos in central Switzerland. It’s barrel-shaped carriages adjust their floors so passengers can still stand upright while it…