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St. Gotthard Tunnel landslide

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St. Gotthard Tunnel landslide

I am traveling from Interlaken ost to Milano via Spiez and Brig. Will I be affected by the St Gotthard Tunnel Landslide?

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You can check the trains route on the Swiss Rail web site by clicking on the plus sign at the left hand side of the train times and see.

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...and a map functionality for each connection!

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The route via Spiez and Brig is, as any map will tell, the Lötschberg-Simplon route which does not go via Gotthard.

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By the way, what nowadays normally is not being considered anymore when travelling "through" the Alps in less than an hour, this used not to be a simple thing until 100 years ago.

Just consider the following:

The Simplon tunnel between Brig and Iselle di Trasquera is almost 20 km (64,600 ft) long, at the deepest part you have 2200 m rock above your head.

It was built between 1898-1905 (first tube) and between 1912-1921 (second tube). 67 workers died during construction.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplon_Tunnel

de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php…

Going north from Brig to Spiez, Bern, Basel, Germany, Paris, you find now a new high speed tunnel: the Lötschberg Basis Tunnel (LBT) between Visp and Frutigen, opened December 2007, is 34.57 km (21.48 miles) long. It is called Basis tunnel since there is a older one, the Lötschberg(-Scheitel-)Tunnel between Kandersteg, and Goppenstein on a 500m higher level, 14.6 km long, built between 1906 - 1913.

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…B6tschberg_Base_Tunnel

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…B6tschberg-Basistunnel

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And finally there is the Gotthard route coming from Zurich going to the southern Switzerland called Ticino, and further to Milan.

The Gotthard(-Scheitel-)Tunnel between Göschenen and Airolo, being 15 km long, built between 1872-1882 (199 workers died), is on a 1100m over sea level, and you find max 1800m rock above your head.

de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Tunnel

Around 2016 the new Gotthard Basis Tunnel (GBT) will open, being the longest rail tunnel on the world: 57 km (35.4 miles). Being 500-800 m below the older tunnel, it start in Erstfeld and ends in Bodio. 8 workers died during construction.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NEAT_GBT_engl.png

de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard-Basistunnel

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gotthard_Base_Tunnel

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Susan B - WHEN are you travelling?? The reason I ask is that there is planned work to be done on the Italian section of your journey between Iselle and Domodossola in the last two weeks of August. This wills eriously disrupt travel on the Simplon line which is the one you are using.

If your journey is before mid August or after the start of Sept you will be OK.

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How rude

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