How deep under the Alps does the Gotthard base tunnel go?

07/26/2020 Off By admin

How deep under the Alps does the Gotthard base tunnel go?

2,300 meters
Gotthard Base Tunnel, Switzerland It runs under the Swiss alps between the towns of Erstfeld in the north and Bodio in the south. The tunnel is 57 km long and reaches a depth of 2,300 meters.

How long is the St Gotthard tunnel through the Alps?

The Gotthard Road Tunnel in Switzerland runs from Göschenen in the canton of Uri at its northern portal, to Airolo in Ticino to the south, and is 16.9 kilometres (10.5 mi) in length below the St Gotthard Pass, a major pass of the Alps….Gotthard Road Tunnel.

Constructed 5 May 1970
Opened 5 September 1980
Owner Swiss Confederation

What tunnels go through the Alps?


  • Brenner Base Tunnel (railway tunnel, opening in December 2028, 64 km)
  • Gotthard Base Tunnel (railway tunnel, open on 1 June 2016, 57 km)
  • Lötschberg Base Tunnel (railway tunnel, 34.6 km)
  • Simplon Tunnel (railway tunnel, 19.8 km)
  • Vereina Tunnel (narrow gauge railway tunnel with car transportation, 19 km)

Who designed the Gotthard base tunnel?

Louis Favre
Gotthard Tunnel

Design engineer Louis Favre
Length 15,003 m (49,221 ft)
No. of tracks Double
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in) (standard gauge)

Which is longest road tunnel in the world?

the Lærdal tunnel
lærdalstunnelen. At 24.5 kilometres, the Lærdal tunnel is the world’s longest road tunnel.

Where is longest tunnel in world?

The Laerdal tunnel was opened in 2000. Image courtesy of Svein-Magne Tunli. The 24.5km-long tunnel links Aurland and Laerdal. The tunnel is the longest road tunnel in the world.

Has anyone died in the Channel Tunnel?

At the height of construction, 13,000 people were employed. Ten workers – eight of them British – were killed building the tunnel.

Are there trains that go underwater?

Japanese and French trains run through what are currently the world’s two longest undersea tunnels: the 54km Seikan Tunnel in northern Japan, of which 23km is beneath the sea; and the 50km Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France, 38km of which is under the sea.