First train enters tunnel near Erstfeld, 1 June
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Gotthard Switzerland: World's longest rail tunnel opens

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 will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe.

Famed for their trains, the Swiss held a party to mark the official opening of the tunnel with dancers, acrobats and drama.

  • 01 Jun 2016
  • From the section Europe
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