Valley station

This article is about the lower station of a mountain transport system. For the Welsh railway station, see Valley railway station.

The valley station is the lower terminal of an aerial lift, cable car, gondola lift, chairlift, rack railway or ski lift. The valley station is the counterpart of a top station. Cable cars may be boarded at both stations. The valley station is always at a lower elevation than the top station.

Valley stations on a cable car may be ordinary buildings with a docking bay or open steel structures. They are oriented in the direction of the cables. Gondola lifts, by contrast always have horizontally-oriented valley stations.



Name Valley station: Top station:
Klewenalpbahn Beckenried (420 m) Klewenalp (1590 m)
Titlisbahn Engelberg (1000 m) Titlis (3020 m)
Säntisbahn Schwägalp (1345 m) Säntis (2503 m)
Klein Matterhorn-Bahn Zermatt (1619 m) Klein Matterhorn (3885 m)
Stockhornbahn Erlenbach (720 m) Stockhorn (2190 m)
Weisshornbahn Obersee Arosa (1750 m) Weisshorn (2650 m)

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