Switzerland has built the world's longest tunnel

In Switzerland, we built the longest in the world - 56, 97 km - railway tunnel. Construction lasted 10 years. Gotthard Base Tunnel in 2017 will allow high-speed trains travel between Germany and Italy, did not go back through the Alps.






The new tunnel, which in Switzerland is officially considered to be the major project of the new century, will enable trains to overcome the St. Gotthard Pass at high speed under a mountain range. Now this route passes through the mountains, the compositions climb the pass at 1150 meters high. In the photo: construction workers are working on the electrical installation in the tunnel under construction at the site Erstfeld-Amsteg October 5th. (REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann)




The new tunnel will make the Gotthard railway line from Zurich and Lucerne south to Ticino and Italy expressway. (REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann)




The Swiss have agreed to the project in a referendum in 1998. The new tunnel, which in Switzerland is officially considered to be the major project of the new century, will enable trains to overcome the St. Gotthard Pass at high speed under a mountain range.



Swiss Transport Minister Moritz Leuenberger (center) together with builders during a ceremony on the stage of the counter-sinking, which took place in October 15th. (REUTERS / Christian Hartmann)

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