10th November is World Public Transport Day and we take you along a museum ride that is exciting and exhilarating.
“In Switzerland almost everyone uses public transport, it is really the best way to get from one place to another.” These words by Ritu Sharma, Deputy Director at Switzerland Tourism have stuck with me since 2018 when I first visited the country, after which I couldn’t agree more.
The importance of public transport can be hardly overemphasized, even as the world is experiencing the negative effects of climate change. In fact, Switzerland recently added another feather to its overcrowded cap recently, when the Rhaetian Railway company set the Guinness world record for the longest passenger train.
The 1.9-kilometer-long train has 100 coaches and operates on the scenic Albula/Bernina route from Preda to Bergün which is also part of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. The best part is that this new record is a perfect ode to 175 years of Swiss railways and engineering ingenuity.
Here are some museums that you must visit
- Swiss Museum of Transport, Lucerne
- Heritage Transport Museum Manesar, Gurgaon
- HAL Museum, Bengaluru
- Rail Museum, Mysore
Read the full story that first appeared in Money Control here: