The Gotthard Tunnel (Gotthard Base), with 57 km long, is the longest tunnel in the world

The Gotthard Tunnel (Gotthard Base), with 57 km long, is the longest tunnel in the world
 
Completely flat, it will allow trains to reach speeds of up to 240 km / h. After 14 years of construction and about $ 10 billion in investment, both tunnel ends met in the Swiss Alps.Longest tunnel in the worldEvery day 3,000 truck goods through the Alps, with the completion of the tunnel, a large part of this traffic carries underground and rail.The world's longest tunnelWith opening planned for the year 2016, the tunnel will have a subway station, the travel time between Zurich and Milan will reduce from four to two and a half an hour.Longest tunnel in the worldIn this season the tourists from around the world will be able to go off board and climb dizzying 800 meters in an express lift built in the rocks to reach the ski resorts of Sedrun.Gotthard tunnel baseEach connected by a labyrinth of access tunnels, shafts and passages The Gotthard Basistunnel actually consists of two parallel main tunnels a record of 57 km. A total of 153.5 kilometers of tunnel through the Swiss Alps.Longest tunnel in the worldEight people died in the building, which was almost abandoned before a dangerous instability in the rock. The first trains will only pass the building in 2017.Gotthard tunnel baseThe project is designed to solve the problem of heavy European road traffic on this important route through the Alps and at the same time the development of the European rail network at high speed.Longest tunnel in the worldAnother existing tunnel, is much higher, only structure to train 2,000 tons of goods, the new tunnel will have a capacity of 4,000 tons of trains that pass through the heart of the mountains.Tunnel TBM GotthardPassenger trains will be able to travel at speeds up to 250kmph resulting in a train travel time between Zurich and Milan, only 02.40 h, a third less than today.Gotthard Tunnel, SwitzerlandBut digging a tunnel among the mountains 3000 meters will all have the ability of some of the best engineers in the world. A large part of the geology that this region is located under was unknown when the project began.Tunnel TBM GotthardThe completion date was in July 2005 a tunnel boring machine (TBM), known as Gobi II, was arrested when unexpectedly encountered unstable feldspar point occurred, delayed due to difficulties. The tunnel collapsed quickly before the TBM cutting head, which got stuck.Gotthard tunnel base

 


Maior túnel do mundo



Maior túnel do mundo



Maior túnel do mundo


Gotthard Base Tunnel

 
Maior túnel do mundo



Gotthard Base Tunnel



Maior túnel do mundo



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Tuneladora do túnel de São Gotardo



Gotthard Base Tunnel

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