If everything goes according to plan, the first final breakthrough of the Gotthard Base Tunnel will take place in the east tunnel between Faido and Sedrun on Friday, October 15, 2010. The world’s longest railway tunnel, with 57 kilometres, will then become reality. Until that date, the miners must cut through about 2.4 more kilometres of rock.
Renzo Simoni, CEO of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd, looks forward to this unique milestone in the autumn with great pleasure: „All forecasts lead us to confirm the date of October 15, 2010. However, we must not forget that negative surprises are still possible and could delay the date.“