The new Gotthard North-South Corridor.
With 57 kilometres, the new Gotthard Tunnel is the longest railway tunnel in the world and forms the centrepiece of the New Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA).
It embodies Swiss values such as innovation, precision and reliability and connects people and goods in the north and south more quickly and more reliably.
AlpTransit Gotthard AG (ATG), a subsidiary of SBB, built the Gotthard Base Tunnel on behalf of the Federal Government. ATG is also responsible for the construction of the 15-kilometre-long Ceneri Base Tunnel, which is due to go into operation in late 2020. The Gotthard Base Tunnel was put into operation on schedule on 11 December 2016 after 17 years of construction.
The Ceneri Base Tunnel will create a continuous flat rail route through the Alps and customers will be able to benefit fully from the new north-south Gotthard corridor from late 2020 with the opening of the 4-metre corridor for freight traffic. Goods will be transported more efficiently and in a more environment-friendly manner and passengers will have a faster and more comfortable journey.