A fascinating sight on the move since 1889: The Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
The RhB has been an integral part of the Swiss canton of Graubünden since 1889. This most beautiful of Swiss landscapes is in fact no longer imaginable without its world-famous railway. Harmoniously embedded in the heart of nature, it links together the most beautiful places of this high Alpine region with fascinating routes which possess diversity unequalled by hardly any other railway.
The many different aspects of the RhB have contributed to making it what it is today: a modern, versatile transport organisation with a mission to provide a social and economic lifeline, and also a fine tourist attraction, for the entire region.
In its role as a commuter railway, the RhB takes thousands of workers from their homes to the centres of Chur, Landquart, Davos and St.Moritz, and then back again. Tourism is also inextricably linked to the line, with hundreds of visitors from both home and abroad using it every day to come and admire the beautiful attractions of our mountain canton. As an efficient operator of goods trains, the railway is also a key part of the canton’s economic life, with the “rolling road” of the Vereina Tunnel car train providing the only winter access between northern Graubünden and the Engadin region. All this is made possible by a workforce of 1,500 employees, which makes the RhB one of Graubünden’s biggest providers of jobs. They do their very best, day in day out, to ensure that the trains on our 394 kilometres of line run reliably on time all year round.