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Swiss Gotthard rail tunnel – an engineering triumph – BBC News

Swiss Gotthard rail tunnel – an engineering triumph – BBC News

The world’s longest – and deepest – rail tunnel opens in Switzerland on Wednesday.

The Gotthard rail link has taken 20 years to build, and cost more than $12bn (£8.2bn). It will, the Swiss say, revolutionise Europe’s freight transport.

The Alps are sometimes described as Europe’s natural trade barriers. From Roman times, the routes across them have been mapped, and fought over.

Source: Swiss Gotthard rail tunnel – an engineering triumph – BBC News