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Train Service Begins Through Longest Tunnel

Swiss send first regular passenger trains through Gotthard Base Tunnel

(Newser) - Switzerland's national rail company, SBB, has started regular service through the Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest railway tunnel . The first trains ran from Zurich to Lugano on Sunday, SBB said in a statement and YouTube video . The 35.4-mile tunnel cuts journey times by 30 minutes or... More »

Russia OKs Underwater Tunnel to Alaska

But it would transport freight, not people, under Bering Strait

(Newser) - How do you get from the US to Asia without a boat or a plane? If Russia has its way, you may soon be able to take the train. Moscow has approved an underwater tunnel through the Bering Strait, linking Alaska and Russia via underground train, AOL Autos reports. The... More »

Swiss Finish World's Longest Tunnel

Train will connect Switzerland to Italy

(Newser) - Switzerland is expected to break through the last few inches of rock to complete the world’s largest tunnel today. The 35.4-mile Gotthard Base rail burrows under the Gotthard massif on the route connecting Switzerland to Italy, the AP reports. The trains running through the tunnel will one day... More »

NYC Gives Jumpy Citizens Heads-Up on Emergency Drill

'Lots of sirens' Sunday in Lower Manhattan

(Newser) - Mindful of the panic caused by the Air Force One flyover, New York is giving its residents fair warning of a massive emergency drill scheduled for Sunday, Reuters reports. The heads-up is “not necessarily” because of the scare, a spokesman said. But “people will see and hear lots... More »

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