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Jungfrau Railway posts record result

The Jungfrau Railway last year made a record profit of SFr22.6 million ($25.2 million), up 2.3 per cent on 2009.

A statement from the company on Wednesday said this was thanks to the return of visitors from Asia – for example the number of Koreans travelling on Europe’s highest railway station increased greatly.

It added that this, combined with a generally good economic climate, had led to a record turnover of SFr138.6 million.

Guests from Asia made up for flight cancellations caused by the eruption in May 2010 of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland and a strong franc, which hurt above all travellers from Europe.

 
The Jungfrau Railway, which is considered a pioneering masterpiece among mountain railways, went into service in 1912. The cogwheel railway takes passengers from Kleine Scheidegg to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe, at 3,454 metres.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


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