Archives by Tag 'Gotthard Base Tunnel'

Inside the Gotthard Base Tunnel [photo]

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011

A miner climbs on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine broke through at the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel March 23, 2011. 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 […]

Final breakthrough of the longest railway tunnel in the world [updated]

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Friday, October 15, 2010

World record on the Gotthard: The longest railway tunnel in the world has become a reality. On 15 October 2010 in the east tunnel, 30 km from the north portal and 27 km from the south portal, the final breakthrough of the Gotthard took place. At about 14:30, the tunnel boring machine, drilling from Faido, […]

Gotthard Base Tunnel ready for its D-Day

By Railway 2.0 - Last updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tomorrow, 15th October, it’s the final breakthrough day of the Gotthard Base Tunnel. It will be the end of the 57km boring into the Alps tunnel that will set the new world record as the longest railway tunnel. You can find more information on the topic at AlpTransit website and world record portal. Anyone […]