The opening of the Gotthard rail tunnel is bringing Switzerland together. Locals in Ticino canton are hoping the new connection will bring more tourists to the area.
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.
The railway in Switzerland starts running scheduled passenger and freight service through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel on Sunday, December 11. It will make travel through the Swiss Alps faster.
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.
Switzerland opens the longest and deepest rail tunnel in the world on Wednesday. It took 17 years to build the Gotthard Base Tunnel through the heart of the Alps.
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