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World's longest train tunnel

Published May 30, 2013 04:07pm
Visitors walk through the construction site of the Neat Gotthard Base Tunnel at the Erstfeld-Amsteg section October 5, 2010.
Visitors walk through the construction site of the Neat Gotthard Base Tunnel at the Erstfeld-Amsteg section October 5, 2010.
Red lights illuminate the construction site of the of the Neat Gotthard Base Tunnel at the Erstfeld-Amsteg section October 5, 2010. With a length of 57 km (35 miles) crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2017.
Red lights illuminate the construction site of the of the Neat Gotthard Base Tunnel at the Erstfeld-Amsteg section October 5, 2010. With a length of 57 km (35 miles) crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2017.
An employee of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd and a visitor stand at the Neat Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles).
An employee of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd and a visitor stand at the Neat Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles).
Workers have a break during the installation of the railway tracks in the Neat Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012
Workers have a break during the installation of the railway tracks in the Neat Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012
Workers cycle past the northern entrances of the Neat Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016.
Workers cycle past the northern entrances of the Neat Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016.
Journalists stand beside rail tracks at the construction site in the Neat Gotthard Base tunnel near Sedrun April 2, 2013.
Journalists stand beside rail tracks at the construction site in the Neat Gotthard Base tunnel near Sedrun April 2, 2013.
Miners celebrate as fireworks explode after a giant drill machine broke through the rock at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the Neat Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011.
Miners celebrate as fireworks explode after a giant drill machine broke through the rock at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the Neat Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011.
Miners wave with the flags of their home countries as they celebrate after a giant drill machine broke through the rock at the final section Sedrun-Faido.
Miners wave with the flags of their home countries as they celebrate after a giant drill machine broke through the rock at the final section Sedrun-Faido.
Miners and visitors take pictures as a giant drill machine breaks through the rock at the western tunnel section Sedrun-Faido.
Miners and visitors take pictures as a giant drill machine breaks through the rock at the western tunnel section Sedrun-Faido.
A miner stands in front of the drill machine 'Sissi' after it broke through the rock at the final section Faido-Sedrun.
A miner stands in front of the drill machine 'Sissi' after it broke through the rock at the final section Faido-Sedrun.

Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles).


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Mamoon Rehman
May 30, 2013 08:36pm

Where is this tunnel in the world?

Mamoon Rehman
May 30, 2013 08:36pm

where is this tunnel ?

Aryan
May 31, 2013 11:03am

It connects Germany to Switzerland, France and is extended to Italy. There is another similar project connecting Germany to Denmark and Sweden.

Karim Mombani
May 31, 2013 12:00pm

Its basically in the Swiss Alps. Its main purpose is to improve trade between Germany and Italy, and by transfering freight items load on railway system which is environmentally better than trucks. In addition, this would also cut short the passenger travel time between Zurich and Milan.

rawr
Jun 01, 2013 11:39pm

@Mamoon Rehman: where in the tunnel is this world.