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World's longest rail tunnel done

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:51 am
by ~Z~
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/wo ... 5939446523

57 kilometer tunnel finally has been connected from the drilling machines on both sides. Been under construction for 15 years, they think they'll have the raillines laid and operational by 2017.

Re: World's longest rail tunnel done

Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:52 am
by AARR
That's amazing. So much can go wrong and yet they get r' done.

Re: World's longest rail tunnel done

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:51 am
by ~Z~
Up and running now before the original 2017 projection: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36423250

Re: World's longest rail tunnel done

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:06 am
by SousaKerry
Ok and there is 2 minutes of my life I will never get back. Don't watch the video you will be gay for life.

Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland Opened Today

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:26 am
by Pixl
Construction started 17 years ago and was opened today. Trains used to climb up 2000ft. to enter the old tunnel and then back down again. This new 35 mile route is nearly level.
Here are some links to the story.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36423250
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Base_Tunnel

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Re: World's longest rail tunnel done

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:36 am
by J T
SousaKerry wrote:Ok and there is 2 minutes of my life I will never get back. Don't watch the video you will be gay for life.
Actually, it was only 1:27, 33 seconds shy of you actually turning gay, so you should be ok. :wink: