Keeping Europe's longest railway tunnel safe

A multi-faceted approach has been adopted by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in order ensure that the new 57km Gotthard base tunnel achieves the highest possible level of safety, as reported in this article. A unique safety challenge is presented by the sheer length of the tunnel, especially with regards to dealing with accidents and fires that can cause a huge loss of life and amount of damage. Escape routes require special planning, as well as the need for swift intervention and personnel training.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 24-25
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  • Accession Number: 01605303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2016 2:50PM