Lonely Planet Writer

World’s longest train tunnel to open in two years

The Swiss Alps.
The Swiss Alps. Image by Artur Staszewski / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Swiss Federal Railways has announced that the longest train tunnel in the world, the Gotthard base tunnel, is all set to open at the end of 2016. The 57-kilometre tunnel will link Germany and Italy through Switzerland with the aim of improving rail links and reducing the amount of truck traffic through the Alps. Read more: thelocal.ch