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Switzerland: it all adds up!

Gotthard

The longest hole

Switzerland is building a new AlpTransit system (NEAT) which will be the centrepiece of a new European railway transport system. The key elements of the NEAT are the Lötschberg and the Gotthard base tunnels, which are being built at the foot of the Alps in order to avoid the construction of time-consuming gradients. The Gotthard base tunnel will be 57 kms long – the longest railway tunnel in the world. After constructing the audacious alpine roads and the first Gotthard line at the end of the 19th century, Switzerland is again implementing a pioneering project to bring people and goods from north and south Europe closer.

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Stories illustrating various aspects of Switzerland depict a lively but stable country, one that is unusual but at the same time familiar - a country in a constant state of development.

Learn more about the basis of Story Switzerland and about the core elements of Switzerland and find out why we see Switzerland as the longest addition in the world.