12.09.2016 - Successful day on the open building site

12.09.2016 - Successful day on the open building site -

On Saturday, 10 September 2016, more than 1,500 people visited the building site for the new Albula Tunnel in Preda and Spinas. Highlights were seeing the headwork and the cavern at tunnel metre 1,300. At the official ceremony with invited guests, the Japanese coach in honour of RhB's sister railway Hakone Tozan Railway was officially unveiled in one of the new articulated Alvra trains.

While the Saturday morning was reserved for RhB employees and residents, more than 1,000 further visitors came to Preda and Spinas in the afternoon to visit the building sites and the cavern at tunnel metre 1,300. Visitors were treated to detailed information from specialists involved in the construction project at various points of the tours on the building site. Highlights were visits to the headwork and the cavern where the big surprise was an ice-cream stand.

Ceremony with Japanese delegation
The official ceremony with invited guests took place at lunchtime in Preda. Chairman of RhB’s Board of Directors Stefan Engler and RhB Director Renato Fasciati together with a delegation from the Hakone Tozan Railway unveiled the new Japanese coach in one of the articulated Alvra trains. Christian Florin, Head of Infrastructure at RhB, was the host at the ceremony which was rounded off by the launch of the track-building machine 'CAPRICORN' and the parade of all four new diesel engines.