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Train near Andermatt, Switzerland
A red commuter train has left the train station of Andermatt and is climbing towards the Oberalppass. Andermatt (Romansh: Ursera) is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. At an elevation of 1,437 meters above sea level, Andermatt is located at the center of the Saint-Gotthard Massif and the historical center cross of north-south and east-west traverses of Switzerland. Andermatt serves as a crossroads between southern Switzerland and the north as well as between eastern Switzerland (i.e. Graubünden/Grisons) and western Switzerland, (i.e. Valais, Bern and the Swiss Romande). The village is connected by three Alpine passes: the Oberalp Pass (2044 meters) to the east connecting the Surselva in the canton of Graubünden, the St Gotthard Pass (2106 meters) to the south connecting with the Valle Leventina in canton of Ticino, and the Furka Pass (2436 meters) to the west connecting with the Obergoms in canton of Valais. To the north the steeply descending Schöllenen Gorge links Andermatt with Göschenen and is the location of the famous Devil's Bridge.
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