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  • The Longest Tunnel In the World Is Now Finished

    Earlier this week, the new longest tunnel in the world was completed. The Gotthard Base Tunnel started in 2004, and travels underneath the Swiss Alps for 35.4 miles.

  • Gotthard tunnel: World's longest and deepest rail tunnel ...

    These are external links and will open in a new window The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work. The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between ...

  • World's longest tunnel under Swiss Alps, Photo Gallery

    The world`s longest tunnel has taken shape deep beneath the Swiss Alps as fifteen years of boring, drilling and carving through solid rock comes to a close. An environmental triumph as well as an unprecedented engineering feat, the 57-kilometer (35.4-mile) Gotthard Base rail tunnel will form the lynchpin of a network between northern and ...

  • World's longest tunnel opens deep beneath Swiss Alps - YouTube

    May 31, 2016 · CNN's Lynda Kinkade looks at the celebrations in Switzerland as the world's longest tunnel is officially opened.

  • World's longest, deepest train tunnel opens in Switzerland ...

    Jun 01, 2016 · The world's longest and deepest train tunnel has opened in Switzerland, nearly two decades after construction began. Stretching for 35 miles under the Swiss Alps, the Gotthard Base Tunnel will...

  • World's Longest and Deepest Rail Tunnel, Through Swiss Alps ...

    Jun 01, 2016 · LONDON — The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel opened in Switzerland on Wednesday, nearly seven decades after it was first proposed and 17 years after construction began with a blast in the main shaft. The 35-mile, or nearly 57-kilometer, twin-bore Gotthard Base Tunnel clears the way for a ...

  • Gotthard tunnel, world's longest, opens in Switzerland - CNN

    May 31, 2016 · Seventeen years after construction crews started boring beneath the Swiss Alps, the world's longest, deepest tunnel officially opened Wednesday.

  • Gotthard Base Tunnel - Wikipedia

    As of 2016, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the world. ... List of tunnels in Switzerland; List of tunnels in the Alps;

  • World's Longest Tunnel Drilled Under Swiss Alps - Seeker

    After 15 years of construction, the world's longest tunnel is taking shape. The passageway will form the lynchpin of a new network between northern and southeastern Europe. The world's longest tunnel will take shape deep beneath the Swiss Alps on Friday when a giant drilling machine clears a path ...

  • World's longest rail tunnel begins regular service in ...

    The Guardian - Back to home. ... Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel has begun, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.

  • Gotthard rail tunnel to open in Swiss Alps running 35 miles ...

    The world's longest rail tunnel, running for 35 miles under the Swiss Alps, opens on schedule and within budget at £8.5 billion - and it will mean a MILLION fewer trucks on the roads

  • World's Longest Tunnel Created Under Swiss Alps - CBS News

    Swiss engineers smashed through the last stretch of rock Friday to create the world's longest tunnel, sparking a national groundswell of elation over a costly, technically difficult project that has been 60 years in the making. Trumpets sounded, cheers reverberated and even burly workers wiped away ...

  • The world's longest train tunnel opens under Swiss Alps

    Swiss engineers have completed a gargantuan task: burrowing the world's longest railway tunnel under the Swiss Alps to ease trade and congestion in European trade and travel.

  • World's Longest, Deepest Rail Tunnel Opens Under Swiss Alps

    A triumphant Alpine horn and yodeling marked the inauguration Wednesday of the longest, deepest railway tunnel ever constructed.

  • World's longest tunnel at the Swiss Alps to open - NewsComAu

    A GIANT drilling machine will complete the world's longest tunnel beneath the Swiss Alps, paving the way for continuous high-speed rail travel between northern and southeastern Europe.

  • World's longest tunnel completed - Business Insider

    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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  • Swiss declare Alps tamed as longest rail tunnel ... - ABC News

    The world's longest tunnel officially opens in Switzerland with an elaborate ceremony featuring trapeze artists dressed as construction workers, a horse and carriage and other theatrics that traced the history of the 57-kilometre tunnel's construction.

  • The world's longest tunnel is finally open - Business Insider

    The world's longest tunnel is finally open. Jamey Keaten, ... Burrowing the world's longest railway tunnel under the Swiss Alps to improve European trade and travel. ...

  • The Longest Tunnel in The World - YouTube

    Feb 19, 2014 · The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a railway tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland. It opened on 1 June 2016, and full service began on 11 December 2016.

  • The Longest Railway Tunnels In The World - WorldAtlas.com

    The Gotthard Base Tunnel, a railway base tunnel through the Alps in Switzerland, is the longest of its kind in the world.

  • Switzerland completes work on the world's longest tunnel

    35 miles, 2 million truck loads of earth and £6.5 billion later: Switzerland completes work on the world's longest tunnel 8,000 feet beneath the Alps

  • Swiss celebrate world's longest, deepest rail tunnel

    May 31, 2016 · Swiss celebrate world's longest, deepest rail tunnel. The train leaves the Swiss Alps' station and soon enters total darkness. It picks up speed, reaching 125 miles an hour as it hurtles through the mountain at depths of up to 7,500 feet.

  • Swiss Tunnel Opening Ceremony Draws Cries of 'Satanic ...

    The internet is all abuzz over what many see as the Satanic opening of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel in the Swiss Alps. Taking 17 years to complete (at a cost of 11 billion Euros) and measuring 35 miles, the tunnel is said to be the longest and most expensive tunnel ever built. On hand for the ...

  • List of tunnels in the Alps - Wikipedia

    List of tunnels in the Alps ... See also: List of tunnels in Switzerland. Longest tunnels. Gotthard Base Tunnel (railway tunnel, open on 1 June 2016, 57 km)

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