World’s longest train tunnel

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World’s longest train tunnel

Crossing the Alps and located in Switzerland, the world’s longest train tunnel is scheduled to become operational at the end of 2016.

Workers cycle past the northern entrances of the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

Workers cycle past the northern entrances of the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles)     REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

An employee of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd and a visitor stand at the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

An employee of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd and a visitor stand at the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles)   REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

Workers sitting on the special train 'Helvetia' distribute fresh concrete on the track bed of the rails in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

Workers sitting on the special train ‘Helvetia’ distribute fresh concrete on the track bed of the rails in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. The train, which is 481 metres (1578 ft) long and weighs 787 tons, is constructed to produce concrete for the installation of the railway tracks in the tunnel. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles )  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

An Austrian and a German national flag fly on mobile machinery during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

An Austrian and a German national flag fly on mobile machinery during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

Workers use torque wrenches to fix screw nuts during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

Workers use torque wrenches to fix screw nuts during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

A worker stands beside mobile maschinery during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

A worker stands beside mobile maschinery during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

Workers use finishing trowels to plane fresh concrete on the track bed of the rails in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

Workers use finishing trowels to plane fresh concrete on the track bed of the rails in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

A worker stands on the special train 'Helvetia' in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

A worker stands on the special train ‘Helvetia’ in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. The train, which is 481 metres (1578 ft) long and weighs 787 tons, is constructed to produce concrete for the installation of the railway tracks in the tunnel. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles ) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL

Workers use torque wrenches to fix screw nuts during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

Workers use torque wrenches to fix screw nuts during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

An employee looks on monitors to control the mixture of concrete on the special train 'Helvetia' in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

An employee looks at monitors to control the mixture of concrete on the special train ‘Helvetia’ in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. The train, which is 481 metres (1578 ft) long and weighs 787 tons, is constructed to produce concrete for the installation of the railway tracks in the tunnel. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

A worker prepares tools and materia during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld

A worker prepares tools and material during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann   (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL)

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