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At Amsteg the constructors of the Gotthard Base Tunnel have reached a further milestone. Almost eight years after the contract was signed, the Gotthard Base Tunnel North (AGN) consortium has handed over the structurally complete tunnels of the Amsteg section to the owner, AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. The Amsteg-Sedrun section is therefore now ready for installation of the railway infrastructure. On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, acceptance took place of both of the completed single-track tunnels...More

The constructors of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Sedrun have reached two further milestones. The completed tunnel shell of the north section has been handed over to the owner, AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. Also, the southbound drives have crossed the original section boundary towards Faido. At the end of October 2009, the technical inspection of both of the completed single-track tunnels in Sedrun North took place. As a result, the two tunnels north of the Sedrun multifunction station as far as...More

Today, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. (ATG) and the Swiss-Italian Condotte Cossi Consortium signed the work contract for the construction work on the Ceneri Base Tunnel (Lot 852). This means that the real driving work can now also start on the Ceneri. The Condotte Consortium is composed of the companies Società Italiana per Condotte d’Acqua S.p.A. Rome, Cossi S.p.A. Sondrio, and Cossi SA Lugano. The contract for the major construction lot of the Ceneri Base Tunnel is...More

A further milestone in the construction of the Gotthard Base Tunnel has been reached: On its way to Sedrun, the tunnel boring machine in the east tunnel has crossed the boundary to the canton of Grisons. The final breakthrough will take place in this canton. A few days ago the tunnel boring machine in the east tunnel, which is ahead of the west tunnel, crossed the boundary between the cantons of Ticino and Grisons. The boundary was crossed 2,000 meters beneath Piz Scai (Grisons) and Alp...More

Collaboration between AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. and the environmental protection organisations with objection rights is continuing successfully. This was the conclusion reached by the Swiss Environmental Organisations (USO), represented by Dr. Martin Furter, following visits to the construction sites of AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd. (ATG) at Bodio and Biasca on September 15, 2009. USO acknowledges the high priority that ATG gives to environmental protection in the planning and execution...More

On September 16, 2009, shortly before 4 pm, in the west tunnel of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Tunnel Boring Machine Gabi 2 broke through the last metres of rock between Erstfeld and Amsteg. Breakthrough in the east tunnel already took place on June 16, 2009. Breakthrough of the tunnel was achieved with very great accuracy. By covering a distance of 7.2 kilometres in only 18 months, the tunnel boring machine arrived in Amsteg half a year earlier than planned. Breakthrough in the east tunnel...More

Die Ferienreisenden Richtung Süden erwartet auf der Gotthard-Raststätte in Erstfeld eine neue Attraktion. In diesem Sommer steht dort ein riesiges und begehbares Portalmodell des Gotthard-Basistunnel. Renzo Simoni, Vorsitzender der Geschäftsleitung der AlpTransit Gotthard AG, und Peter Mattli, Verwaltungsratspräsident der Gotthard-Rasstätte A2 Uri AG durchschnitten am 21. Juli 2009 feierlich ein Band und gaben den „Weltrekord“ auf der Gotthard-Raststätte in Erstfeld zur Besichtigung und...More

Rasanter Endspurt der Tunnelbohrmaschine Gabi 2 zwischen Erstfeld und Amsteg: am Sonntag 19. Juli 2009 fuhr die Tunnelbohrmaschine in der Weströhre innerhalb von 24 Stunden nicht weniger als 56 Meter auf – eine einmalige Leistung beim Bau des Gotthard-Basistunnels. Die Tunnelbohrmaschine West hat in der Zwischenzeit 6'616 m oder 92.6 % aufgefahren. Es fehlen noch rund 531 m bis zum Durchschlag, der im Herbst 2009 stattfindet.More

On July 17, 2009, Federal Councillor Moritz Leuenberger accompanied European transport politicians on a visit to the underground construction site of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA) at Sedrun to demonstrate to them Switzerland's policy of transferring traffic from road to rail. When completed, the NRLA will have a positive effect on the traffic flow between northern and southern Europe, stated European Commissioner for Transport Antonio Tajani. In particular, it will contribute to...More

Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen der AlpTransit Gotthard AG und den Schweizerischen Umweltschutzorganisationen (USO) wird erfolgreich fortgeführt. Zu diesem Schluss sind die USO, vertreten durch Dr. Martin Furter, bei ihrem Besuch auf der Baustelle der AlpTransit Gotthard AG in Sedrun am 24. Juni 2009 gekommen. Mit der konsequenten Umsetzung der Umweltschutzmassnahmen wird ein ausgezeichnetes Umweltschutzniveau erreicht. Die regelmässigen Begehungen der Baustellen sind seit Beginn der Arbeiten...More

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