This clears the way for the new Gotthard train to travel with passengers on the Swiss rail network for the first time.
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Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel, officially opened on 1 June 2016, 17 years after construction began.
12 December 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Global Railway Review
Regular passenger services have begun operating through the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the world’s longest tunnel – in Switzerland.
29 November 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Global Railway Review
Bombardier Transportation has announced that its TRAXX locomotives have been approved for operation on Switzerland’s ETCS routes, including Gotthard Base Tunnel.
Stadler and operator SBB have unveiled the EC250/Giruno low floor high electric multiple unit (EMU) which will enter service on the Basle/Zürich - Milan route via the Gotthard Base Tunnel.
After 17 years of construction and building costs totalling almost €11 billion, the big day finally arrived at the beginning of June 2016: the inauguration of the 57km-long Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland which attracted much international attention highlighting the European dimension of centennial projects of this kind. Together with…
On 1 June 2016 an exciting new chapter was added to the Gotthard story. With the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland made railway history with a once-in-a-century construction project that embodies the innovation and competitiveness that makes the country the envy of Europe. For European Railway Review Head…
Following 17 years of construction, the new Gotthard Base Tunnel was ceremonially opened on 1 June 2016. Measuring 57km-long it is not only the longest railway tunnel in the world but is also a unique masterpiece of engineering. Renzo Simoni, CEO of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd., the company tasked with construction,…
1 June 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel, will officially open on the 01 June 2016, 17 years after the start of construction.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland is one of the most imposing structures ever built in the history of rail traffic – at 57km-long, it is the longest railway tunnel in the world and will be officially inaugurated in June 2016. Global player for rails and turnouts, voestalpine, has been…
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6 August 2015 | By Peter Füglistaler, Director of the Federal Office of Transport in Switzerland
In June 2016, the 57km-long Gotthard Base Tunnel under the Alps, which links northern and southern Switzerland, will be formally opened. The tunnel breaks a number of records. It is the longest rail tunnel in the world – 3km longer than the Japanese Seikan tunnel, the previous record holder. Peter…
6 August 2015 | By Marco Ceriani, Chief Construction Officer of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd
The NRLA Gotthard Axis comprises of the Gotthard Base Tunnel and the 15km-long Ceneri Base Tunnel. The two single-track tubes of the Ceneri Base Tunnel are complemented by branch-off structures to allow additional traffic connections. So that the ambitious time schedule can be met despite difficult geological conditions, work on…