SBB has Started Service through the Gotthard Base Tunnel

Switzerland’s national rail company SBB has started regular service through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest railway tunnel.

14 December 2016 Wednesday, 13:11

Switzerland’s national rail company SBB has started regular service through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest railway tunnel.

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The first trains ran from Zurich to Lugano on Sunday, SBB said in a statement and YouTube video. The 35.4-mile (57-km) tunnel can save 30 minutes travel time. It also increases capacity for freight trains as well and relieves the burden on roads by shifting the flow of freight over the Alps from truck to rail.

It took 17 years to build and cost $12 billion. There was a formal inauguration in June with VIPs.

The Gotthard tunnel pushes Japan’s 33.5-mile (53.9-km) Seikan tunnel into second place. Third-longest is the 31.4-mile (50.5-km) Channel tunnel connecting Britain and France.

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