Freight News, Rail

Gotthard Base Tunnel fully open

[ December 9, 2016   //   ]

The Gotthard Base Tunnel linking in Switzerland is now fully operational, following the completion of tests, and following its official opening in June. Not only will it cut journey times for freight trains between the north and south of the country, but it will also speed up services on a key trans-European route between Italy and northern Europe.

Ultimately, the route could  be used by 260 trains a day, dependent on opening of two other base tunnels, the Ceneri and the Lötschberg, expected in about 2020, to complete New Rail Link through the Alps.

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