SBB prepares for Gotthard base tunnel opening

A pair of SBB Class Re460 locomotives was used by Alptransit Gotthard for 200 km/h testing in the base tunnel during 2014. Photo: Lorenz Degen

SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways is embarking on a major programme to modify long-distance rolling stock for operation through the Gotthard base tunnel, the company announced on April 30. In addition, it is launching an extensive staff training programme to prepare for the start of operations on December 11 2016.

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