World Longest Train Tunnel – Photos

Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is the longest train tunnel in the world and it is located in Switzerland.

The tunnel is being constructed beneath the Swiss Alps and is still under construction.

It is scheduled to become operational at the end of 2016.

The length of the tunnel is 57 KM.

Seikan Tunnel in Japan used to be the longest train tunnel; now it is the second longest after Gotthard Base Tunnel.

Here are some REUTERS’s photos of the Gotthard Base Tunnel :

Workers cycle past the northern entrances of the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. Crossing the Alps, the world’s longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles) REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
A worker stands beside mobile maschinery during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
A worker prepares tools and material during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
A worker stands on the special train ‘Helvetia’ in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. The train, which is 481 metres (1578 ft) long and weighs 787 tons, is constructed to produce concrete for the installation of the railway tracks in the tunnel. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
An Austrian and a German national flag fly on mobile machinery during the installation of the railway tracks in the NEAT Gotthard Base tunnel near Erstfeld May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann