The longest and deepest in the world tunnel project has been delivered Wednesday. A group, which began as student, has worked hard for seventeen years in the project of the construction of a tunnel that crosses the Swiss Alps. In this way, the University project has become a reality.
57 kilometers in length, was presented as “building of the century”, quote textually CNN website. Tunnel has been constructed at a depth of 2,300 meters, and will reduce about one hour the time of travel between Zurich, Switzerland, and Milan, Italy.
Trains travelling in this way will come to reach speeds exceeding 250 kilometers per hour, according to the Switzerland Travel System. Cross the distances as the one between Erstfeld and Bodio in just 20 minutes. The line will be operational in December.
“The main reason for the construction of this tunnel was removing goods from the highway traffic and put it on the trains,” he assured CNN Simon Peggs of AlpTransit Gotthard AG, the company responsible for the construction of the tunnel. “[The way] were every time more and more busy every year and it was estimated that by 2020 routes would be so blocked that something had to be done,” he added.