Monthly Archives: June 2016

World’s longest rail tunnel opens

Media captionTrains entered each end of the tunnel ahead of a flamboyant opening ceremony The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work. The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel…

Swiss Gotthard rail tunnel

Image copyright AFP Image caption A massive 10m (30-foot) boring machine was used to drill the 57.1km (35-mile) tunnel, which has taken 17 years to complete The world’s longest – and deepest – rail tunnel opens in Switzerland on Wednesday.…