Gotthard Base Tunnel

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The Gotthard Base Tunnel

Gotthard Base Tunnel runs 57 kilometers (around 35 miles) through the Swiss Alps, and it opened on June 1, 2016.[1][2] The Gotthard Base Tunnel was a part of the AlpTransit program, which sought to improve rail travel speeds from the north to south and advance European integration.[3][4]


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  2. Gotthard tunnel: World's longest and deepest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland. BBC. June 1, 2016. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  3. AlpTransit: Overview. Retrieved September 9, 2016.
  4. Barrow, Keith (June 15, 2016). Gotthard Base Tunnel: the final straight. Retrieved September 9, 2016.