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Funiculaire du Havre

Funiculaire du Havre
Overview
Locale Le Havre, Upper Normandy
Transit type Funicular
Number of lines 1
Number of stations 2
Daily ridership 1,315 (2006)
Operation
Began operation 1890
Operator(s) CTPO
Technical
System length 0.77 km (0.48 mi)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
System map

The Funiculaire du Havre (eng: Funicular of Le Havre) is a funicular railway line in the French port city of Le Havre.

The line is incorporated in the city's public transport network and operated by Bus Océane. It runs between Le Havre (Rue Gustave Flaubert) and the Côte Sainte-Marie (Rue Félix Faure) and includes a tunnel, a loop and a 41% incline.

The line was built and opened in 1890 by the Compagnie Générale Française de Tramways (CGFT). Until 1911, it was operated by unreliable steam coaches. In 1911, it was recabled and electrified.

Le Havre - Sainte-Marie 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) gauge
Length 343 m (1,125 ft)
Height 77 m (253 ft)
Number of stops 2
Fleet 2 funicular cars
Capacity unknown
Length of journey 3 minutes
Opening times 7h30 to 19h30
Frequency of services 6 to 10 minutes

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