Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Frutigen

The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a half-completed 34.57km railway base tunnel on the BLS AG's Lötschberg line cutting through the Bernese Alps of Switzerland some 400m below the existing Lötschberg Tunnel. It runs between Frutigen, Berne, and Raron, Valais. Breakthrough was in April 2005 and construction ended in 2006. The opening ceremony was in June 2007. Full scale operation began in December 2007. It was built as one of the two centerpieces of the NRLA project.|}ProjectBuilt to ease lorry traffic on Swiss roads, the LBT allows an increased number of lorries and trailers to be loaded onto trains in Germany, pass through Switzerland on rail and be unloaded in Italy. It also cuts down travel time for German tourists going to Swiss ski resorts and puts the Valais into commuting distance to Bern by reducing travel time by 50%. The total cost was SFr 4.3 billion (as of 2007, corrected to 1998 prices). This and the Gotthard Base Tunnel are the two centerpieces of the Swiss NRLA project.
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  • Easy access, fast boarding and relatively short time even the busy days. A very fast and surprising to cross the canton. Small flat, it is imperative to stay in his vehicle as exteriors are little secure unlike Eurotunnel shuttle.
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  • Why not even rate a tunnel... The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a practical tunnel, because it massively reduces the travel time. But shut a tunnel without a view.
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  • The Lötschberg Base Tunnel between Frutigen and Raron offers not the views, which gives the mountain route. But he connects the Bernese Oberland to Valais in very short time. Sorry, that keeps the Intercity not normally in Frutigen. Not to be confused with the Crown tunnel between Kandersteg and Goppenstein.
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  • Drive up pay, drive on and go, seamless service.
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  • The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is one of the safest and most daunting railway tunnels in the world. A tour and visit the emergency stop Ferden and the intervention point with wood including the "unused" 2 tube is highly recommended. The BLS organizes guided tours.
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  • Large and Super Zeitersparniss. It's a pity that only a tube was built!
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  • It allows to cut road. Excellent
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