Opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel

On Wednesday, June 1, the Gotthard Base Tunnel was brought into service. From 2003 to 2010 and over 2,000 meters below the ski slopes of the Gotthard massif, Bosch Rexroth hydraulics in various tunnel boring machines contributed to the reliable boring of the tunnel through the massive Alpine rock. With a length of 57 km, it is the longest transport tunnel in the world and will now shorten the distance between Zürich and Milan enormously as well as relieving the Alpine region of truck traffic.


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