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Inauguration Ceremony Gondelbahn Espel-Stöffeli-Chäserrugg
TOGGENBURG, SWITZERLAND, 22 January 2016 – The new Gondelbahn (cable car) Espel-Stöffeli-Chäserrugg in Toggenburg was officially inaugurated. The cable car has already been open to the public since 16 January 2016.

Herzog & de Meuron designed the three stations for the new cable car – the valley station Espel (1262.5 meters above sea level), the intermediate station Stöfeli (1681.5 meters above sea level) und the mountain/top station Chäserrugg (2071.5 meters above sea level). The cable car will replace two existing ski lifts and will become the new main connection of the three parts of the skiing area Toggenburg (Wildhaus – Unterwasser – Alt. St. Johann). It aims to reduce the waiting times at the Iltios in the winter season and also offers an alternative route to the Chäserrugg.

The new station on the Chäserrugg was inaugurated in June 2015.