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Gotthard rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

June 1, 2016

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.

Gotthard Basistunnel Schweiz
Image: www.herrenknecht.com

The tunnel will speed passengers and cargo by rail under the mountain chain that divides Europe's north and south.