Switzerland

Self-Rescue in the Simplon Tunnel

The 19.8 km long Simplon Tunnel (completed in 1922) between Bries (Switzerland) and Iselle (Italy) possesses two single-track bores with two sets of points at the centre of the tunnel and cross-passages at 500 m gaps. After renovating the tunnel section damaged by fire [1] work could start on the extensive refurbishment work section-by-section as from 2012. This work includes producing three additional cross-passages, modifying the existing cross-passages (new doors) and renewal of the control centre as well as the superstructure in the middle of the tunnel and above all, renewing structural...

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Issue 2012-07 Switzerland

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Issue 2012-02 Fire in the Simplon Tunnel

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