Switzerland

Gotthard Base Tunnel without Porta Alpina

For the time being no station will be built below Sedrun in the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The Sedrun Multi-Function Station, where an emergency halt with air-conditioned premises is located for emergency purposes, was to have been expanded in accordance with the Porta Alpina project in 2005 to provide a passenger station and in turn improve the Oberalp-Gotthard area for tourism – made accessible for travellers thanks to a lift in an 800 m deep shaft. A sum of 50 million CHF (41.7 million euros) was earmarked for this purpose. In 2007, the Federal Council decided to provide at the most 7.5 million...

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Rail Technology in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

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AlpTransit Gotthard

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