In the Engadin, we are huge fans of slow traffic and enjoy our glorious nature preferably the simple way on foot or by bike. Even when time is of the essence and we need to use road and railway, we naturally keep heading for our sustainability goals.
You are travelling to our high valley with the Rhaetian Railway? Then you are in for a delightful journey in a class of its own. The natural wonders that roll past the train window are overwhelming, the viaducts and loop tunnels bear witness of the most supreme art of engineering. What’s more, the train ride is eco-friendly, as the Rhaetian Railway powers its trains entirely by hydroelectricity! At the same time, the company optimises the energy efficiency of all its operations, thus allowing it not only to improve its own carbon footprint but also to make a significant contribution towards improving the carbon footprint of its customers and business partners.
In 2017, on occasion of the Alpine Ski World Cup in St. Moritz, an electric (hybrid) bus was put through its paces. It is not only due to this project, however, that the 2017 championship is considered the most eco-friendly Alpine Ski World Cup to date: The international mega event committed itself to a sustainability charter with more than 20 “green goals”. The hybrid bus complemented the St. Moritz bus fleet for the duration of the event and was recharged by the first mobile quick charging station in Switzerland. It provided valuable insights, proving that such a vehicle could function without a problem even in extreme low temperatures of minus 20 degrees, and that it could easily master steep winter terrain. With almost no noise and air pollution, the modern bus was definitely one of the winners of the Alpine Ski World Cup.
They are not only eco-friendly but also pretty chic: the energy benches that provide energizing relaxation at selected locations in the Engadin. The multifunctional bench – winner in the category Public Design of the international «German Design Award» – serves not only as seating, but also offers convenient additional functions like a bike rack, a USB plug-in charging station for mobile devices, a plug-in charging station for e-bikes and free WiFi.