Google Street View boards train through Swiss Alps
Railway Alp Spinas View in Thusis, Switzerland, as seen on Google Street View
Armchair travellers can now journey by train through the Swiss Alps thanks to Google Street View.
The internet search giant's online service that lets users explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery has captured vistas for the first time by train.
Through a partnership with UNESCO and Rhaetian Railways, Google began to capture last year 122km of the UNESCO World Heritage Albula/Bernina railway line with Street View cameras, hitched to the wagon of a Rhaetian Railway train, wrote Raphael Leiteritz, Product Manager, Google Maps, on Google's Official Blog. From the very front of the train, the trike took 360-degree images along the track.
The mountain journey comes after the Google Street View team's journey along the Amazon River.