01 Jun '16, 2pm

World's longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

World's longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

What an extraordinary work of engineering this is. Two parallel 35 mile long tunnels drilled through Swiss mountains so that trains can ultimately whoosh through at up to 157 MPH. The Gotthard Base tunnel cuts an hour off the trip from Milan to Zurich. Talk about investing in infrastructure! Eric Reguly of the Globe and Mail goes way back: The Gotthard’s opening marks the start of a logistical and trade revolution between northern and southern Europe. Ever since the time of Hannibal, the Alps and the Dolomite mountains to their east were known as a natural north-south barrier, an enormous wall made of towering peaks, glaciers and snow, and narrow, dangerous valleys. © Gottardo 2016 Interestingly, the distance from Milan to Zurich is only 174 miles. The population of Zurich is under 400,000 people; Milan, about 3 million. Yet they spent US $12.3 billion to build it, to go s...

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World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland.

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