Gotthard’s second tunnel pierced completely

Zurich, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The second of the twin Gotthard rail tunnels was completely pierced Wednesday 23 March near Sedrun in canton Graubuenden, inching the mega-project to build the world’s longest train tunnel closer to completion. When the Gotthard opens in December 2016 the 57 km tunnel will cut travel time between Zurich and Milan […]

Life Down Under: the Gotthard tunnel workers have reason to cheer

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GenevaLunch photo album, Gotthard base tunnel, April 2009 below the ground and October 2010, piercing the hole Noise, dust, the weight of the Earth press down on men who doggedly dig our tunnels Gotthard Pass, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Those of us who spend our lives above ground are hard pressed to imagine what it is […]

Historic moment underground at the Gotthard, tunnelers to meet

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Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The TV cameras will be whirring away as a group of men shake hands and probably wipe away tears nearly two kilometres below ground, but the event this time is not trapped miners, it’s a celebration as the final bit of Switzerland’s Gotthard base rail tunnel is bored early Friday afternoon. […]

St Gotthard tunnel pierced, east side connected

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St Gotthard rail tunnel, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – The miners digging the new St Gotthard train tunnel, which at 57 km will be the longest in the world, Tuesday 16 June celebrated the final boring of the 7.5 km Erstfeld-Amsteg leg, completing the eastern side of the tunneling project.