Since the beginning of its construction in 1999, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is finally being opened. It's the world's longest railway tunnel. But some of the locals have had to pay a heavy price.
The world's longest rail tunnel is set to open in Switzerland. It took 17 years to complete. A Swiss photographer has portrayed people whose lives will be affected by it.
The Gotthard Base is the world's longest railway tunnel, running through the Swiss Alps. It's expected to have a huge impact on European freight transport – with significant environmental benefits.
After 17 years and 11 billion euros, the first Gotthard Base Tunnel passenger train departed Zurich on Sunday morning. The express train will save passengers 30 minutes on the trip.
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