|The world's longest railway tunnel will open in June 2016 and alumnae and alumni from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) will be there to witness this momentous occasion in person. Look forward to many exciting activities. Take the first trains through the Tunnel, travelling at speeds up to 200 km/h. Inspect the maintenance and intervention centres in Erstfeld and Biasca. See a fire and rescue train in action and get a feeling for the real-life working conditions of a miner in a fascinating tour circuit. There will be joint field trip groups on either end of the Tunnel. It's an once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel consists of two 57-kilometres-long single-track tubes. These are connected together every 325 metres by cross passages. Including all cross-passages, access tunnels and shafts, the total length of the tunnel system is over 152 km. It joins the north portal at Erstfeld to the south portal at Bodio. With a rock overburden of up to 2'300 metres, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is also the world's deepest railway tunnel constructed to date.
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|The 2016 Joint Field Trip Papers
has been e-mailed to all participants
learn about the participating alumni communities
|The Media from the 2015 Joint Field Trips during the Construction Phase
order two illustrated publications about the Tunnel
view the photos from last year's field trip
enjoy videos from last year's field trip
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