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Gotthard Base Tunnel

world Updated: Oct 27, 2010 00:36 IST
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152 km Total length of all tunnels and shafts
1996 Start of construction
2017 Commissioning (prospectively)
250 km/h Max. train speed
> 200 Trains per day
Present Travelling time: 3h 40 min: Zurich - Gotthard - Milan
Future Travelling time : 2h 40min (further reductions conceivable)
Present Freight traffic capacity : 20 million tonnes per annum
Future Freight traffic capacity approx 50 million tonnes per annum
Peak altitude: 550 m above sea level*
cost : $10.22 billion (as of Oct. 2010)

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