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Gotthard base tunnel handover preview

The official handover date for the Gotthard Base Tunnel has been set for 1 June but today officials from Swiss Federal Office of Transport and Swiss Federal Railways will be given a preview by contractor Alp Transit Gotthard.

Alp Transit has said that a festival – Gottardo 2016 – is planned for the first week of June to celebrate opening of the world’s longest rail tunnel.

The 57km route has almost 152km of tunnels, shafts and passageways and the official handover marks the end of 20 years of construction work on the tunnel.

During the festival tickets will be available for a special train services through the tunnel.

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