Le Havre funicular

Le Havre funicular, better kwown as the « Funi » by the inhabitants of the region or the “Ficelle” (twine) by the elderly is a transit system in the city of Le Havre.

This funicular, managed by the CTPO (who oversees Le Havre conurbation community transports), links the upper city to the lower city through towed vehicles. The funicular line is 343 meters long and climbs 77 m. The journey takes about 3 minutes between the top station (Félix-Faure street) and the bottom station (Thiers square), separated by a tunnel.

The line is operated on a single track with a passing section enabling the vehicles to pass each other. The two stations are interconnected with the regular bus lines.

Data sheet

Station LE HAVRE
Firm number 760002
Category FUN-Funiculaire
Name Funiculaire du Havre
Opening year 1889
Last refurbishment year 1889
Operator LE HAVRE
Main manufacturer NEYRPIC
Authorized up traffic 1190 p/h
Authorized down traffic 1190 p/h
Uphill operating speed 3.0 m/s
Downhill operating speed 3.0 m/s
Altitude difference 73.0 m
Lower station elevation 11 m
Upper station elevation 84 m
Developed lenght 338.0 m
Horizontal length
Maximum gradient (%) 40 %
Average gradient
Theoretical operating speed
Theroretical up traffic
Theoretical down  traffic
Motor cab position Uphill
Installation year
Ultimate strength (UTS)
Main engine type
Engine power