Avrig – Făgăraş railway line
|Avrig – Făgăraş|
|Course book route (CFR) :||200|
|Route length:||50.63 km|
|Gauge :||1435 mm ( standard gauge )|
The railway line was built at the end of the 19th century under the name "Localbahn Felek-Fogaras" on the territory of Hungary within the Habsburg dual monarchy . It was completed on November 22, 1892 and connected eastward to the railway line from Sibiu to Avrig, which had been in operation a few weeks earlier .
By continuing the railway line from Făgăraș to Brașov in 1908, Sibiu and Brașov were directly connected with each other, so that the railway line from Avrig to Făgăraș also gained national importance.
The line is single-track and not electrified. It is part of the important long-distance connection from Brașov via Sibiu to Arad . Several express trains run daily.
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