world\'s longest tunnel opens regular service in switzerland

by:Gewinn     2019-08-24
This morning, regular rail service through the world\'s longest tunnel began, with passengers from Zurich to Lugano deep in the Swiss Alps.
The famous Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT)
The opening ceremony was held on June, attracting the first appearance of European leaders such as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.
Swiss national railway service announced that it will start normal commercial transportation today through 57 km GBT, which will cost more than 12 billion Swiss francs (€11. 2 billion).
The Swiss news agency ATS reported that the first ordinary passenger train using GBT drove out of Zurich at 5: 00.
At nine o\'clock A. M. Irish time, arriving in Lugano about three hours later, the tunnel passage of the same route was shortened by a full 30 minutes from the previous travel time.
The ambitious GBT project won praise throughout Europe for its pioneering efforts to improve connectivity from Rotterdam to the Adriatic Sea. The Swiss-
To a large extent, technological advances in tunnels make it possible to have funded tunnels
Replace boring machines with expensive and dangerous explosionsand-drill method.
GBT has surpassed 53 in Japan.
The xikan tunnel is the longest train tunnel in the world, with a total length of 9 km kilometers. The 50.
The 5 km-kilometer Channel Tunnel connecting Britain and France was hit third.
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