Am 17.03.2017 um 13:55 schrieb chris_j_wood@... [SwissRail]:
Judging by this 13-odd year old article from Funimag, this isn't theThere is a little difference between the two events:
In 2003 the closure of the road was planned and there was enough time to prepare the funicular to take over traffic.
This time, the road was closed suddenly after a rockfall and helicopters had to take over for a few days. Thanks to the 2003 refurbishment the funicular could be reactivated within a few days.
As in many other places in the mountains, it is expensive to have two infrastructures. On the other hand, the second infrastructure is invaluable in those moments, where the first infrastructure is damaged.
There have been a few politicians who claimed the construction of an auxiliary road... Yes, such people exist!