Gotthard line by taking advantage of the drop in altitude between the Ri-tom basin, And the locality of Piotta, at the bottom of the Leventina
. In 2010, SBB, the canton of Ticino and the Azienda elettrica ticinese (AET) agreed to renew the Ritom power station.
District Modern society is notable for far-reaching changes directly attributable to the processes of globalisation and the re-location of manufacturing concurrent with the increasing strategic importance of the advanced tertiary sector.
Coming from the north, we stop in Biasca, where the mighty mountains of the Leventina
first begin to open out onto warmer, more southerly climes.
Despite this implied rebuke to the sentimentalists, James admitted to very mixed feelings about the work in progress, which were shared by Samuel Butler, who expressed his gratitude that `I have known the Val Leventina
intimately before the great change in it which the railway will effect'.