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Lotschberg Base Tunnel, Frutigen

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|}The Lötschberg Base Tunnel is a 34.57km railway tunnel on the BLS AG's Lötschberg line cutting through the Alps of Switzerland some 400m below the existing Lötschberg Tunnel. It is currently the world's longest land tunnel and accommodates passenger and freight trains. 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.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 parts of the Swiss AlpTransit initiative.
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  • Whether by bike or car - the passenger train is fascinating. The handling is quick, we never had the feeling to have to wait really long. The principle of car transport is easy and it is still curious as that is the case to drive the car on a train! Hand brake not forget to put on! :-)
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  • With my parents I years through the tunnel drove in the 6O-er, always a nice experience. From Belgium the route into the Valais was 15O km of less.
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  • Took this to get to Grindelwald/Lauterbrunnen from Visp and got quite carsick during the journey. It's a convenient way to get places, but beware.  more »