World’s longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland – #GotthardBaseTunnel – an annotated infographic

In a hurry to get to the Large Hadron Collider at Cerne? Good news, my time-pressed travelling friend. Those bothersome Alps need trouble you no more.

Switzerland has officially opened the world’s longest railway tunnel. Spanning 57km under the Alps, the Gotthard Base Tunnel will allow trains to travel at up to 250km/h, dramatically reducing travel time across Europe.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Gotthard Base Tunnel
Gotthard Base Tunnel
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