New Swiss Tunnel to Speed Travel to and From Italy – Wall Street Journal

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ZURICH—Switzerland is poised to unveil a massive construction project in the heart of Europe that promises to more closely bind the continent, at a time when much of the public discourse has turned to tightening border controls and division.

The Gotthard Base Tunnel, scheduled to be opened Wednesday, has been burrowed beneath the site of a historic European crossroads in central Switzerland. The project required nearly 20 years of construction, and will result in the longest rail tunnel in the world—connecting the…

New Swiss Tunnel to Speed Travel to and From Italy – Wall Street Journal