The Swiss Times - Swiss News in English

Completion of Evacuation and Recovery Work in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

On August 10th, a goods train derailed in the Gotthard Base Tunnel, causing extensive damage. After anderthalb months, the clean-up and recovery operations have been completed. All 30 wagons have been removed from the tunnel and all goods and damaged equipment have been cleared from the 8km accident site. The detailed damage assessment and planning of the restoration work will take place until mid-October and the restoration work will take several months. Since 23rd August, goods traffic has been running again through the undamaged east tube.

©Keystone/SDA

Most Read

Delivery Services in Switzerland Have New Competition

22 February 2024
Delivery service
An Austrian company opens it's first online supermarket outside the country. Targeting the greater Zurich area.

Murder in Frauenfeld: Trial for the Murder of an Egyptian

22 February 2024
Murder in Frauenfeld
Two men face murder charges over the 2007 killing of a 27-year-old Egyptian, whose body was discovered submerged in Barchetsee.

Swiss Semi-Conductor Government Initiative: Will it Work?

23 February 2024
Swiss semiconductor
SwissChips Initiative represents Switzerland's strategic move to bolster its semiconductor industry amidst global competition.

Swiss CEO Vranckx Moves to the Lufthansa Executive Board

23 February 2024
Swiss CEO
Swiss CEO Dieter Vranckx moves to Lufthansa as Chief Commercial Officer, after leading Swiss through challenging times.

Stay in Touch!

Noteworthy

Swiss biotech
Swiss Biotech Firm Idorsia: Stock Soars – but Why?
26 February 2024
Decathlon
Decathlon Opens 5 more Stores in Switzerland
26 February 2024