Railway works start at the north portal

Hughes, Murray
October 2011
Railway Gazette International;Oct2011, Vol. 167 Issue 10, p75
Trade Publication
The article reports on the railway installation works started by AlpTransit Gotthard and railway equipment contractor Transtec Gotthard on September 2, 2011 from the northern portal of the Gotthard Base Tunnel at Erstfeld, Switzerland. The companies are expected to complete the project and turn over the tunnel to operator Swiss Federal Railways in 2016. The risks related to the project and the challenges posed by the revised construction timetable are also noted.


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