01 Jun '16, 8pm

World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland.

World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland.

, which will result in the longest rail tunnel in the world and required nearly 20 years of construction, opened on Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reported. The 35-mile tunnel should eventually help slash travel time between Zurich and Milan, and shuttle twice the roughly 9,000 people currently traveling between northern and southern Europe across the trans-Alpine route within the next decade, according to the report. © AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. Credit Suisse Group AG estimates the new tunnel cost $12.3 billion to complete. While funding was raised through Swiss taxes and duties, its construction relied on workers from a mix of other countries including Italy and Germany, according to the Journal . For the full story, click here .

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/713571/world-s-lo...

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