The Gotthard Base Tunnel

At full speed - the work of the century across the Alps

AlpTransit, the fast and efficient new rail link through the Alps (NRLA), it's the high-speed option for those who want to reach the destination of Lago Maggiore e Valli in record time. With the construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel - the world's longest railway tunnel - the main Swiss tourist destinations will be even closer!

June 1st, 2016: 17 years after the first explosion in the main tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in the world was officially inaugurated.

June 4th-5th, 2016: festivities characterized by first trips through the tunnel, creative performances by Swiss artists as well as an interactive exhibition dedicated to the Gotthard.

December 11th, 2016: entry into service of the Gotthard Base Tunnel.


152km: total length of tunnels

2300 m: maximum depth

28.2 mio t: excavated materials

CHF 12 Mrd: real cost

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