World’s longest railway tunnel gotthard tunnel was formally opened on June 1. The 57.1 km tunnel crossing the Alps, to Switzerland uli state city esther field to ticino state of dior’s drive to shorten to less than 20 minutes.The tunnel opening ceremony held in the day, the Swiss federal chairman John schneider – Oman, said the gotthard tunnel opening, not only shorten the distance of the people across the Alps, and let between Switzerland and the European civil transportation become more convenient. The tunnel is of great significance to Switzerland, will also make great contribution to the European transport hub is completed. The massive project was a big adventure.
In 1992, the Swiss are agreed to build a series of crossing the Alps, including gotthard railway tunnel project. In 1998, the Swiss are again by referendum, agreed to Switzerland by setting up a special fund to solve the problem of tunnel construction capital source.
According to the Swiss federal railway company, head of the department of international freight, gotthard tunnel is located in the north and south of Europe’s busiest freight corridor. The tunnel opening will greatly shorten the transportation time, increase along the railway transportation capacity, economic development is of great significance to Europe.