Media Release. You can find SBB media releases about the Gotthard North-South Corridor here.
Coronavirus notice: In connection with the coronavirus situation, we ran a controlled shutdown of this construction site on Friday 20 March 2020. The dates given for the construction stages are no longer up-to-date. We will plan the construction work again and inform you as soon as information about the new construction programme is available.
Trains have been running through the Gotthard Base Tunnel since earlier this morning, without any problems affecting what is a historic timetable change along the north-south Gotthard corridor. Passengers and freight customers are benefiting from shorter journey times and more reliable connections. Two special early-morning trains took customers and guests to Lugano, which is celebrating the opening of the longest railway tunnel in the world and also of its own refurbished station. The timetable change ran also largely without problems in the rest of Switzerland.