• Rail network with longest train tunnel almost complete

    1 month ago - By CNN

    A high-speed rail network that carves through the Swiss Alps and features the world's longest rail tunnel is set for completion in 2020.
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  • Huge railway tunnel network will connect through Alps

    Huge railway tunnel network will connect through Alps

    1 month ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    There are thousands of feet under the Swiss Alps, a new high-speed, high-capacity railway is close to completion. At its heart is the world's longest railway tunnel - the 35-mile-long Gotthard Base Tunnel. Everything about this $11.3 billion project is on a grand scale; at their deepest point, the GBT's twin tunnels are around 8,000 feet below the Alpine peaks.
    There are more than 2,500 people worked on its construction, carving and blasting their way through almost 30 million tonnes of granite before laying almost 250 miles of steel rails and installing thousands of miles of cables for...
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