Anticipating the construction of a new Gotthard tunnel, Swiss Federal Railways has completed a dummy run for laying concrete slab track, considered essential for a long tunnel with a high traffic density because a conventional ballasted trackbed would require undue time for maintenance. The tunnel on the new cutoff between Zurich and Berne was laid entirely with 9.5 km of solid trackbed, including four crossovers. The Heitsberg tunnel trackbed was laid with virtually the same construction methods used in a test section in the Bozberg tunnel in 1966 which has since required no maintenance and has been entirely satisfactory.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

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  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00095677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM