17 years after construction began, 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.
Switzerland has a new masterpiece of engineering: On June 1, it inaugurates the world's longest rail tunnel. The Gotthard Base Tunnel brings northern and southern Europe even closer together.
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