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Breakthrough at the Albula Tunnel

The second bore 5860 m long for the Albula Tunnel of the Rhätische Bahn (RhB) in Switzerland was broken through on 3 October 2018 after about three years of construction. The tunnel was driven from Preda and Spinas between the Albula and Oberengadin valleys. This means that a large part of the 293 million euro project has been completed.

This was followed by the start of lining the second bore. Twelve cross passages also have to be completed between the old and new tunnels; then follow track laying and the installation of railway equipment. Opening of the new Albula Tunnel is planned for the...

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