South portal of the Gotthard Rail Tunnel

South portal of the Gotthard Rail Tunnel


Airolo, Switzerland (CH)
The Gotthard Rail Tunnel, is a 15-kilometre (9 mi) long railway tunnel and forms the summit of the Gotthard Railway in Switzerland. It connects Göschenen with Airolo and was the first tunnel through the Gotthard massif. It is built as one double-track, standard gauge tunnel.

The tunnel was built from 1871 to 1881.
The Gotthard Rail Tunnel, is a 15-kilometre (9 mi) long railway tunnel and forms the summit of the Gotthard Railway in Switzerland. It connects Göschenen with Airolo and was the first tunnel through the Gotthard massif. It is built as one double-track, standard gauge tunnel.

The tunnel was built from 1871 to 1881.
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Links: en.wikipedia.org
By: kjfitz

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