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Lotschberg Pass Railway - Switzerland

Postby philipmartin » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:26 am

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Re: Lotschberg Pass Railway - Switzerland

Postby lpetrich » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:29 am

Nice views, though I would have liked more identification.

Lötschberg Tunnel - Wikipedia (Kandersteg - Goppenstein) and the new one, Lötschberg Base Tunnel - Wikipedia (Frutigen - Raron).

The latter tunnel is only partially done: about 1/3 is two tunnel bores with tracks, 1/3 is two bores with only one having tracks, and 1/3 is only one bore, that one having tracks. No word on when they might complete that tunnel's second bore.
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Re: Lotschberg Pass Railway - Switzerland

Postby lpetrich » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:08 am

Planning contract awarded for Lötschberg Base Tunnel track doubling That tunnel was opened in an unfinished state, with only its eastern bore active, and run in single-track fashion. The status of the western bore over the tunnel's 35-km length, from north to south:
  • 7 km -- not excavated
  • 14 km -- excavated but not completed
  • 14 km -- completed and used as a passing track
IG Valbt, a consortium of engineering companies led by SRP Ingenieur, got a contract for planning the finishing of the middle section, with an option for boring a tunnel in the northern section.
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Re: Lotschberg Pass Railway - Switzerland

Postby David Benton » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:47 am

Thanks Ipetrich. I guess if a single track can handle the traffic , why spend billions completing the 2nd track. I presume the passing section is near the middle. With swiss precision, they can probably get quite a few trains through .
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Re: Lotschberg Pass Railway - Switzerland

Postby David Benton » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:50 am

And now i actually read the article , and see it is running at capacity.
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