Switzerland to open world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel

Switzerland to open world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel

Switzerland to open world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel

Written by Tharushan Fernando

01 Jun, 2016 | 9:56 am

Worlds longest and deepest rail tunnel is to officially open after almost 2 decades of work in Switzerland.

According to Switzerland the 57km tunnel is said to revolutionize European freight transport by providing a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe.

Goods currently carried on the route by a million lorries a year will go by train instead.

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