By Luigi Jorio, Swissinfo.ch; December 11, 2017
It has been one year since the first trains started using the Gotthard Base Tunnel – the world’s longest rail tunnel.
The new tunnel opened on December 11, 2016. Since then, passenger and freight train traffic through the Alps has increased significantly. Over the past year, an average of 11,000 train passengers have passed through it every day – accounting for 30% more traffic than on the old Gotthard train line.