17 years after the first blasting in the principal tunnel, the Gotthard Railway Tunnel will officially be opened on June 1, 2016. Datwyler provided the world’s longest railway tunnel with silicon sealing solutions.
Switzerland goes its own way. And thus connects all of Europe.“ This is the Gotthard Railway Tunnel’s motto. Within the context of this noble enterprise, Datwyler provided safety-relevant parts for fire protection. With our seals for tunnels, we contribute to the mobility and safety of passenger traffic.
The Gotthard Railway Tunnel spans 57 km and is the world’s longest railway tunnel. Up to 260 freight trains and 65 passenger trains will be able to pass the tunnel on a daily basis. After the overall completion of the line (as of 2019/2020), passengers travelling from Zurich to Lugano will be able to save approx. 45 minutes. Constructing the tunnel took 17 years in total.