One of the leading tunnels, Lötschberg railway tunnel opened in 2007, whereas its construction ended the year before. Lötschberg is the world’s longest land tunnel, 34700 metres long. It accommodates passenger and freight trains. The tunnel links the densely populated Swiss canton of Vale, which is famous for its thermal water resorts with the canton of Bern, which is also very popular among tourists.
More than 20000 people use the tunnel every week. It is a favourite and the most efficient way to get to a destination city both for tourists and locals. Trains move through the tunnel at an average speed of 200 km/h which allows to cover a great distance in just a few minutes. It took less than two years to build the safe tunnel of high quality with the latest imaging technology.
The total cost of the investments involved was more than 3 billion Swiss francs. Nowadays the project entered a second implementation phase. It has been decided to build a 60-km-long tunnel which is parallel to Lötschberg to reduce the travel time from Zurich to Milan. Despite the huge investments, the tunnel under the Alps fully confirms its existence, as more than 120 passenger and commercial trains use it daily. Next - Zhongnanshan tunnel
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