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2020-08-04-004-Switzerland-Canton-Ticino-Camorino-Ceneri-Base-Tunnel-Opening-Ceremony-Transport-Train-Dieter-Schwank-Ignazio-Cassis-Simonetta-Sommaruga-Norman-Gobbi-Vincent-Ducrot.jpg
Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Camorino. Ceneri Base Tunnel (CBT). Official opening ceremony. (Left to right) Dieter Schwank (CEO Alptransit Gothard AG), Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga, Norman Gobbi (Ticino State Councilor), Vincent Ducrot (CEO CFF FFS SBB). Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga cuts the red ribbon. The Ceneri Base Tunnel (CBT) (Italian: Galleria di base del Monte Ceneri) is a railway base tunnel in Canton Ticino. It passes under Monte Ceneri between Camorino in the Magadino Flat and Vezia near Lugano, and bypasses the former high-altitude rail route through the Monte Ceneri Tunnel. It is composed of two single-track tunnels, each 15.4 km long. It is another part of the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA) project. The impact will be significant on international traffic with shorter time trips. The opening of the Ceneri tunnel also means a transport revolution for the southern canton of Ticino. Regional rail lines will be upgraded, and some reckon the change could lead to the creation of a “Ticino City” – one big urban sprawl across the canton. 4.09.2020  © 2020 Didier Ruef