World’s longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

World’s longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

World’s longest tunnel opens in Switzerland

French President François Hollande joined other European leaders for the inauguration of the world’s longest tunnel, which officially opened in Switzerland on Wednesday.

The 57 km-long Gotthard Base Tunnel, which cuts through the Swiss Alps, is set to slash journey times when it goes fully operational at the end of this year, with around 300 freight and passenger trains expected to pass through it daily.