Lötschberg Tunnel

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Lötschberg Tunnel:

see under Lötschberg RailwayLötschberg Railway
, electrical railroad, crossing the Bernese Alps from Thun, W central Switzerland, to Brig, on the Rhône River, S Switzerland. It passes through the Lötschberg Tunnel (9 mi/14 km long; alt.
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Lötschberg Tunnel


a tunnel in Switzerland, one of the world’s longest. Built beneath the Bernese Alps at a level of 1,244 m, length, 14.5 km. An electric railroad passes through the Lötschberg Tunnel.

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This New Railway Lines Under the Alps (NLFA) initiative, costing 14 billion (SFR18.7 billion), also includes the Lotschberg Tunnel inaugurated in 2007 and the Monte Ceneri Tunnel, announced for 2019.
Hundreds of officials and citizens gathered at the northern entrance of the 35-kilometre Lotschberg tunnel as the first train burst through.
If motoring from northern or eastern Switzerland, the drive-on rail conveyance through the Lotschberg Tunnel connecting Kanderstag and Goppenstein will save time and mileage.