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Posted: Dec 13 2016 (19:32)
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New Facilities/TechnologyINT/International -Dec 12 2016 (10:57) World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland
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GENEVA: Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel began on Sunday, carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano.
The famed Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) had a ceremonial opening in June, attracting European leaders like German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande for its maiden ride.
The Swiss national rail service (SBB) had announced that Sunday would mark the start of normal commercial traffic through the 57-kilometre (35-mile) GBT, which took 17 years to build, at a cost of over 12 billion Swiss francs ($11.8 billion, 11.2...
Dec 13 2016 (19:32)
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(1) Longest Rly tunnel in the world with 57km length.
(2) Completed within scheduled time period and planned cost.
(3) Public opinion was taken before hand and after getting a positive feedback, the project was started.
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