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Top 5 Longest Rail
Tunnels In The World
  • By Majed Abdeljaber

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1 Gotthard Base Tunnel Swiss Alps
This tunnel in the Swiss Alps will only be opened
for rail traffic in 2017. It will link two
villages on either side of the Gotthard mountain
range, and has been dug 2000m below the
mountains. 57 kms long, it will be an important
part of the network connecting northern Europe
with south-eastern Europe
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2 Seikan Rail Tunnel Japan
At 53.8km length, the record for the longest rail
tunnel has so far been held by the Seikan Rail
Tunnel connecting the island of Honshu to the
island of Hokkaido. Opened in 1988, this tunnel
has a 23.5 km stretch which has been built under
the sea-bed. It is the deepest rail tunnel in the
world.
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3 Channel Tunnel England and France
Popularly known as the Chunnel, this tunnel
provided a very convenient rail link between
England and France, through a railway line, way
below the sea bed. It is 49.9km long and 37.9 km
of it is below the sea, thus making it the
longest undersea tunnel in the world.
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4 Loetschberg Tunnel Switzerland
At 34.57 km, this is the longest land rail tunnel
in the world. Running between Frutigen, Berne and
Raron, this tunnel can accommodate both passenger
and freight trains. For German tourists
travelling to Swiss ski resorts, it has been a
major boon since it cut their travelling time
down to half.
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5 Guadarrama Rail Tunnel Spain
Running between Madrid and Valladolid, this is a
high speed rail link, and is 28.4 kms long. It
has two tubes, and it is the longest rail tunnel
in Spain.
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