Queues and delays at Gotthard Tunnel

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Major queues formed at both ends of the Gotthard Tunnel yesterday afternoon.

The worst hit was for those heading north – lines of around 10 km formed, meaning a wait of around 2 hours to get into the tunnel.

Those heading south also had a wait with of nearly an hour with lines of about 5 km before being able to enter the 17 km tunnel. 

It will be several years before the situation will improve. Voters approved a new tunnel in 2016 – that will be finished in 2027 – but then the first tunnel will be closed for around 3 years for renovation. 

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