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Switzerland's oldest traffic tunnel through the Alps reopened on Christmas eve after a three-month closure due to problems with the ventilation system. After extensive repair work, the tunnel that connects Martigny in the western Swiss canton of Valais with the Aosta Valley in northwestern Italy reopened to ...
It has been one year since the first trains started using the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the world's longest rail tunnel. The new tunnel opened on December 11, 2016. Since then, passenger and freight train traffic through the Alps has increased significantly. Over the past year, an average of 11,000 train ...

One year after the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Italian-speaking canton Ticino has seen a “more than positive” development in overnight stays. Between January and October, the number of overnights increased by 7.7% compared with the same period for 2016. This is the best result for seven ...
Last year saw the transalpine rail network further upgraded with the opening of the Gotthard base rail tunnel. But the Federal Council, Switzerland's executive body, confirmed its previous statement that this will still not be enough to reach the initiative's demands of no more than 650,000 freight truck trips by ...
The local quip follows the launching, in December last year, of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, a 57km shortcut and miracle of Swiss rail engineering that upstages an earlier version. “It's still unbelievable how they built that first one,” says my guide, Maurus Huwyler from AlpTransit Gotthard AG, constructors of ...
Don't subway tunnels cost $1 billion per mile? ... The recently opened Gotthard Base Tunnel cost $339 million/mile. ... Cut and cover, where the tunnel is built in a trench and then buried (similar to how pipes are installed) is much cheaper than deep boring, but very disruptive to the surrounding area.

The idea is to create a network of tunnels underneath the city with electric ... The 35.5 mile Gotthard Base tunnel was dug/build for a total project ...
... terrain and using spiral tunnels, long galleried sections and dozens of bridges – was ... It climbed to a 15km summit tunnel, then the longest of its kind ... The train slows for the summit tunnel, where the history of its ... The Swiss may now hurtle through the Gotthard Base Tunnel at up to 250km/h, but relax.
... and regional services from December, including additional trains from Basel and Luzern to Locarno via the Gotthard Base Tunnel.
Strong start for Gotthard Base Tunnel ... As for freight traffic, the completion of these two tunnels is a key element in the creation of the 4m ...
About 2.3 million rail passengers have travelled through the new transalpine tunnel in Switzerland over the past eight months, an increase of 30% compared with same period a year ago. On average, 10,400 people cross the Gotthard base tunnel in central Switzerland every day, according to the Federal ...
SWITZERLAND: A Stadler EC250 Giruno trainset ran through the Gotthard Base Tunnel for the first time during testing on July 2. The manufacturer said that the test run at a maximum speed of 100 km/h had been a 'complete success', demonstrating that the design meets the standards required to operate in ...
SWITZERLAND: President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard joined 500 guests at the official roll-out of the first compete EC250 Giruno 250 km/h inter-city trainset at Stadler's Bussnang plant on May 18. 'The Giruno sets a new standard, just like Switzerland did with the Gotthard Base Tunnel', said ...
The Gotthard Base Tunnel, in southern Switzerland, cuts through 35.5 miles of ... Like the Chunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel comprises two tunnels for trains, ...
The first passenger train to travel through the longest rail tunnel in the world departed Zurich Sunday morning, after 17 years of construction. The 57-kilometer (35-mile) Gotthard Base Tunnel officially opened six months ago in a colorful ceremony attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French ...
Harsco Rail Europe has handed over the first maintenance vehicles to Swiss national operator SBB for use in the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the world's longest railway tunnel. Delivery of the first six base vehicles on December 15 marked the first steps in completing an order for 31 rail maintenance vehicles ...
The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a railway tunnel in the heart of the ... (35.4 mi) and the tunnel system totals 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, ...

The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is a railway tunnel in the heart of the ... (35.4 mi) and the tunnel system totals 151.84 km (94.3 mi) of tunnels, ...
The new Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest rail tunnel, got good marks in the EU report, as did Switzerland's participation in EU foreign missions to Mali and Ukraine.
Rail passengers travelling through the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland will be able to access 4G LTE connectivity throughout their journey.
And SBB Cargo is embracing the system following a major change in the Swiss timetable on December 11 2016, when the 57km Gotthard Base Tunnel began full operations after 17 years of construction. Under the new system, freight wagons are handled on ...
GENEVA, Switzerland - Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel began on Sunday, December 11, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.
First passenger train travels through Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest rail tunnel 11.12.2016. After 17 years and 11 billion euros, the first Gotthard Base Tunnel passenger train departed Zurich on Sunday morning. The express train will save ...
It appears to show the interior of an industrial-sized drill used to bore tunnels. It resembles - but is not quite the same as - similar boring machines used for tunneling projects elsewhere.
The twin-tube tunnel will pass under Monte Ceneri in the canton of Ticino. Together with the Gotthard it will allow a continuous flat route from Altdorf, at the end of Lake Lucerne, all the way to Lugano.
China and Japan are also exporting advanced transport, port and infrastructure technology to Thailand, India, Indonesia and Africa.
In its first two months of service, the Gotthard Base Tunnel has sped up travel for thousands of trains and attracted many more passengers, but not everything is on track.
In its first two months of service, the Gotthard Base Tunnel has sped up travel for thousands of trains and attracted many more passengers, but not everything is on track.
SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways' freight business said it was 'entering into new forms of financing' when it announced an order for 18 Siemens Vectron multi-system electric locomotives on January 30.
In Switzerland, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest railway passage, ceremonially opened last June, but officially opened in December.
In Switzerland, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest railway passage, ceremonially opened last June, but officially opened in December.
The railway has claimed the spot along with other multi-billion projects including: the most expensive ($4 billion) train station ever in New York City, the floating bridge of Seattle, the Swiss Gotthard base tunnel that took 17 years to complete, the ...
The figure of Helvetia - the Latin name for Switzerland - unveils on June 1 the Gotthard base tunnel, the world's longest.
Wired magazine picked the SR 520 floating bridge as one of "The 7 Most Majestic Infrastructure Projects of 2016" with the title of "Most Buoyant.
A tunnel is an underground or underwater passageway, dug through the surrounding soil and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.
Future generations have been considered through important decisions such as the Gotthard base tunnel and by having a good education system.
Switzerland finally opened the world's longest train tunnel this December. This tunnel shortens the travel time between Zurich and Milan by almost an hour.
1: The Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel, is opened following two decades of construction work.
Our very own SMART tunnel is mentioned alongside other great engineering feats, including the Gotthard Base Tunnel of Switzerland, the Channel Tunnel which connects Britain with continental Europe, Laerdal Tunnel (Norway), Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line ...
Other tunnels named in the article are the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, the Channel Tunnel which links the UK and France, Eisenhower Tunnel in the USA, the Spiralen Tunnel and the Laerdal Tunnel, both in Norway, China's Guoliang Tunnel in ...
Passenger and freight trains have begun scheduled services through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, marking the completion of a record-breaking project.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel opened! You might think I'm somewhat clutching at straws here, to which I say - come on, this is a seriously amazing feat of engineering.
I only point this out because it's not something you'll find on the brand new, blue-liveried trains that will flash by two kilometres or more below his feet at speeds of 250kmh in the 57-kilometre-long Gotthard Base Tunnel that officially opened on ...
And a 1,000 lucky ones got to be the first to go through the new 57-kilometre Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) in Switzerland on Sunday, when it was formally opened to the public.
The 57-kilometre tunnel, which provides a new, faster connection between Switzerland and Italy, is in the Guinness Book of Records as longest rail tunnel in the world. From December 11, Journey times between Switzerland and Lugano will be shortened by ...
Elke dag moeten voortaan zowat 260 goederentreinen en 65 passagierstreinen door de tunnel passeren. De goederentreinen rijden gemiddeld aan honderd kilometer per uur, de passagierstreinen doen dat dubbel zo snel. Volgens Zwitserland zal de tunnel ...
The first passenger train to travel through the longest rail tunnel in the world departed Zurich Sunday morning, after 17 years of construction.
It's the first scheduled passenger train that will travel on through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel, at a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour.
11, 2016 is the opening of one of the world's engineering marvels: the Gotthard Base Tunnel under the Swiss Alps, the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel. ... The way to these tunnels is indicated by signs, emergency lights, and handrails. In ...
"After six months of testing, the new tunnel through the St Gotthard pass, a Gotthard Base Tunnel, will be opened for passenger traffic on December 11.


 

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