Home /World/ EuropeSwiss declare Alps tamed as Gotthard rail tunnel opens(Agencies)Updated:2016-06-02 11:29CommentsLiechtensteins Prime Minister Adrian Hasler addresses guests during the opening ceremony of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, the worlds longest and deepest rail tunnel, in Pollegio, Switzerland June 1, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]Switzerland opened the worlds longest and deepest rail tunnel through the heart of the Alps on Wednesday in an engineering marvel hailed as a symbol of European unity at a time of increasing fragmentation.The 57.1-km (35.5 mile)-long Gotthard Base Tunnel, 17 years under construction, is part of a 23 billion Swiss franc ($23 billion) infrastructure project to speed passengers and cargo by rail under the mountain chain dividing Europes north and south.Typically Swiss, the Gotthard tunnel that federal transport office director Peter Fueglistaler called “a masterpiece of timing, cost and policy” came in on schedule and on budget.Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next PagePhotoNine new rules coming into effect from June 1Top 10 Chinese cities with internet plus tourismRemembering celebrated Chinese writer Yang Jiang (1911-2016)Traditional dresses for Yugur womenSky painter Langkajies Tangka shines in BeijingRelated StoriesSwiss St Gotthard road tunnel reopens eight weeks after fatal blazeWorlds longest rail tunnel to openTunnel comes out of snow stackTagsworld Switzerland rail tunnel Alps GotthardMost Popular…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349      

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