The world's longest and deepest railway tunnel was opened under the Swiss Alps at an extravagant opening ceremony on Wednesday.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is a stunning feat of engineering. Workers have bored nearly 100 miles of tunnels into the Alpine mountains, to create a route between the two Swiss cities of Erstfield and Bodio. The tunnel's main purpose is to transport more people — and especially, freight — across ...
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The drilling of the longest railway tunnel in the world has been completed, 14 years after it began. The last few yards of rock were removed earlier today, opening the 35.4-mile Gotthard Base link through the Swiss Alps which will allow trains to transport goods and passengers to and from Italy ...
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We are mere months away from having a new world's longest and deepest rail tunnel. Construction has been going on for nearly 20 years, but the Gotthard Base Tunnel inside the Swiss Alps finally will open on June 1, 2016, moving rail cars of passengers and freight between Zurich, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy.
Jun 05, 2016 · The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel was unveiled with a bizarre ceremony featuring a goat-man who dies and is resurrected, women simulating sex with each other and drone-like human workers marching to a rhythmic drum beat.
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May 31, 2016 · After 17 years of construction and 28.2 million tons of excavated material, the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel has opened in Switzerland.
Tunneling and track-laying for the 35-mile NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel has been completed, making it officially the longest tunnel in the world, surpassing Japan's 14-1/2-mile Seikan Tunnel. Swiss authorities held a media day inside the tunnel on Monday to announce that most of the technical work for ...
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Attended by Europe's most powerful people, the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland was a dark, disturbing, weirdly satanic ritual.
Jun 03, 2016 · An Italian train makes its way at the north entrance of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel the world's longest train tunnel on the eve of its opening ceremony on May 31, 2016 in Erstfeld.
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