Gotthard base tunnel repairs to cost CHF 100-130m

The Ticino government has expressed disappointment at the announcement of a further 10 months of work before the Gotthard base tunnel can resume service.

Swiss Federal Railways announced yesterday that 7 km of track has to be completely replaced following the rail accident that took place in the west tube on the 10 August. 

The work is expected to cost between CHF 100 - 130m. 

Initially, the SBB had hoped to complete the repairs by the end of this year. It is now clear that normal traffic operations will not resume until September 2024.

Until then a limited number of passenger and freight trains can pass through the undamaged east tube. 


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