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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.


From road to rail: A pan-European challenge…

25 July 2016 | By

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…


Construction completed on the world’s longest railway tunnel

25 July 2016 | By

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,…


Track Systems supplement 2016

23 March 2016 | By

In our latest free-to-view Track Systems & Infrastructure Supplement, Monika Heiming, Executive Director of EIM discusses how to encourage innovative infrastructure maintenance and Libor Lochman, Executive Director of CER shares a vision for the future of rail infrastructure..


Bringing Europe closer together with the Gotthard Base Tunnel

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…


Ceneri Base Tunnel: the logical continuation in the south

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…