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Journalists stand beside rail tracks at the construction site in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Sedrun
Journalists stand beside rail tracks at the construction site in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Sedrun April 2, 2013. Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann (SWITZERLANDBUSINESS TRAVEL - Tags: TRAVEL BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CONSTRUCTION) - RTXY5OX

World's longest train tunnel

April 4, 2013

Switzerland is building in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel, which is the world’s longest train tunnel, with 57 km long parallel tracks crossing the Alps. The tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016.