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October 4th, 2007
The new Gotthard rail link

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AlpTransit Gotthard is creating a flat rail link for future travel through the Alps. At the heart of the new transalpine rail route is Gotthard Base Tunnel. With a length of 57 km, the world’s longest tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. This pioneering achievement of the 21st century will bring major improvements to travel and transportation systems in the heart of Europe.
Do you want to know more about the vision of the AlpTransit Gotthard AG? Then you should read our prospectus ‘The new Gotthard rail link’ which covers the following topics:

The high-speed link with Europe
Faster trains, better connections, quicker journeys
Freight travels best by rail
Flat all the way – and faster, too
The Gotthard Base Tunnel – 50 years of planning
Construction concept of the Gotthard Base Tunnel
The Ceneri Base Tunnel – the logical continuation
Longitudinal geological section
Accurate to the centimetre through the mountains
The mountain from under the Alps
Protecting the environment
The railway of the future: attractive and reliable
Public involvement through open information


(Download Report) (47 pages; 5.85 MB, PDF)

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