The “goat-man” that played such a key role in this performance bore a striking resemblance to Baphomet , which in recent decades has become one of the key symbols used to represent Satan in the occult community. The chart below concerns the Gotthard and not the Ceneri, but gives an impression of how things have changed over a few decades. According to the federal office of transport, quoting 1998 prices, the NEAT project will cost CHF17.7 billion ($19.42 billion). If you were to add up the distance covered by all the longest railway tunnels in the country, it would be enough to travel underground across almost the entire national territory from Chiasso to Basel – several hundred kilometres. Opening season for Gotthard Pass lasts from June through October because of the quite difficult driving conditions during winter and spring. "They overcome a major historical constraint on the main north-south rail axis across the Alps. The opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland featured a “goat-man” that dies, is resurrected, is worshipped and is crowned as “the king of the world”. But two decades ago, its 15.4km would have put it in the world’s top 10 by length. At its heart is the world's longest railway tunnel -- the 35-mile-long (or 57-kilometer) Gotthard Base Tunnel. This content was published on Jun 2, 2017 The Gotthard Tunnel (German: Gotthardtunnel, Italian: Galleria del San Gottardo) is a 15,003 m (49,221 ft) long railway tunnel and forms the summit of the Gotthard Railway in Switzerland. Measuring over 57 km and costing over 11 billion Euros, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is world’s longest and most expensive tunneling project in History. At current prices (that is, allowing for price rises, VAT, and construction interest rates), the whole project is likely to cost CHF22.8 billion. First proposed as far back as 1947, a new "flat" route through the Alps was backed by a Swiss national referendum in 1992 and test drilling started a year later. By the end of this decade, when other projects like the Fréjus or the Brenner are completed, it will be about 30th in the world rankings. Trump's hour-long phone call fact-checked. Follow him on Twitter, There's a perfect beach for every week of the year. The Gotthard Tunnel (German: Gotthardtunnel, Italian: Galleria del San Gottardo) is a 15,003 m (49,221 ft) long railway tunnel and forms the summit of the Gotthard Railway in Switzerland. The world's largest tunnel, it took 17 years to complete and promises a new era of state-managed European and global connectedness. Reduction of travel time is only one of the goals of the Alpine rail link project. The Weird Gotthard Tunnel Opening Ceremony One Year Later Donate. Images highlighting some of the more unusual moments of the opening ceremony for the Gotthard base tunnel in Switzerland. When other projects are completed, including on the Italian side, this time will drop to 3 hours – that’s 40 minutes less than what it is now. Excavation on this scale generated extraordinary quantities of rock and spoil; the rock from the Gotthard tunnels alone would have filled a train of wagons stretching from Zurich to Chicago -- a distance of 4,440 miles. Ben Jones is a freelance railway and travel writer, senior correspondent at The Railway Magazine and regular contributor to numerous other railway publications in the UK. The so-called 4-metre corridor (in Europe, more and more goods are carried on 4-metre-high trailers, and tunnels have to be modified accordingly) is practically finished. More than 2,500 people worked on its construction, carving and blasting their way through almost 30 million tonnes of granite before laying almost 250 miles of steel rails and installing thousands of miles of cables for power, signaling and communications systems. "Those of us who remember the old route will miss the journey 'over the top' on the spirals of the old high-altitude Gotthard line, but it remains a scenic route with great views.". For centuries, the Brenner Pass has been the primary trade route between wealthy Bavaria and northern Italy. Hupac, the biggest European player in inter-modal transport, says that this situation will not now allow for the passage of trains of 740m. Twenty minutes later, the sunlight on the southern side can be dazzling as the train bursts out of the Bodio portal and into what, on some days, feels like a different world. AlpTransit Gotthard (ATG) has announced it will go ahead with opening the Ceneri Base Tunnel on 4 September 2020, but with more modest celebrations. At the heart of this $27.7 billion mega-project is a $9 billion, 36-mile base tunnel to replace a difficult mountain route through the Savoy Alps. For a long time, experts on Alpine road construction considered the Gotthard … 1882 – OPENING OF THE GOTTHARD RAILWAY The 15 kilometre summit tunnel on the Gotthard railway was the longest tunnel in the world. It is built as one double-track, standard gauge tunnel. With that in mind, a great deal has already been done to bring surrounding infrastructure up to scratch. The transport revolution might still take a while. All have their opponents too, whether political, environmental or from the communities affected by these massive construction projects. After opening the entire NEAT, the journey time from Zurich to Milan will be cut by one hour to 2 hours and 40 minutes. Travel time between Bellinzona and Lugano will be cut by a third, from 27 to 19 minutes. With the opening of the Gotthard base tunnel in 2016, the time taken for the journey was already cut by half an hour. The difficult and dangerous journeys over the The museum is located in a 1834 building which used to … Aug 29, 2019 Features. The ritual actually begins as the train departs, about 5 hours and 57 minutes in. People travelling through the Gotthard tunnel when it opens on Sunday to scheduled passenger traffic can thank direct democracy. The impact will be significant on international traffic, too. Thousands of feet beneath the Swiss Alps, a massive engineering project years in the making is reaching its final stages after a huge new tunnel was opened. Legal challenges, political opposition and protests, occasionally violent in nature, have beset this project from the outset, particularly on the Italian side. The GBT may be the current longest railway in the world, but it is a title the Swiss have held on three separate occasions. The Swiss definitely like to burrow. National Museum of the St. Gotthard The Gotthard Museum evokes and vividly represents both the importance and influence of this route – economically, strategically, politically, and culturally speaking. On the 1st of June 2016, after years of planning and many decisions, the time has finally come: the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in the heart of the Swiss Alps! Dec 10, 2016 Neighboring Austria also finds itself in a strategic location between Europe's industrial giants and has embarked on a similarly ambitious program of tunnel building to liberate its Alpine valleys from heavy freight traffic. Gotthard Tunnel Opening Ceremony - I. Devil Adored at Swiss Tunnel Opening Ceremony. The Lötschberg route carries a large volume of freight on trains known as the "rolling motorway," where complete articulated trucks are carried on specialist low-floor wagons between southern Germany and the north of Italy, bypassing the congested trans-Alpine motorways. The Brenner Base Tunnel will run 34 miles from Austria to Italy under the Eastern Alps. However, though the number of heavy vehicles is dropping, the target is still a long way away. Sedrun was intended to become by far the world's deepest underground passenger station, known as Porta Alpina, with 2,600-foot-deep elevator shafts linking the platforms to the villages above, but the plan was dropped as uneconomic in 2012. Tens of billions of dollars are being invested in base tunnels and massive upgrades of the main rail routes linking them to Germany and Italy. ... it will reduce the train journey from Zurich to Milan by 1 hour to 2 hours and 40 minutes. The Gotthard Pass is located halfway between Lake Lucerne and Lake Maggiore. The Ceneri tunnel will also helps this: it will enable an upgrade of the line between Chiasso and Milan, giving goods traffic on the north-south corridor an additional outlet – on top of the usual Lötschberg/Simplon and Bellinzona/Luino/Gallarate routes. > How do you explain the Gotthard Tunnel opening to people who think it was satanic? Trump's hour-long phone call fact-checked. In particular, the 56km Gotthard base tunnel, inaugurated with great pomp in 2016, continues to enjoy the title of world’s longest – a title it will hold onto for at least another decade, until the Brenner tunnel links Italy and Austria. South of Lugano, trains will still have to slow down on a line dating from 1874, with nothing likely to change here before 2050. Nevertheless, investment in physical infrastructure like new rails and switches has not been given a firm date. With the inauguration of the Ceneri base tunnel, the finishing touches are being put on the most colossal infrastructure project in recent Swiss history. Photo gallery Gotthard Base Tunnel See Gallery From Lugano to Locarno the savings will be even greater, down from 50 to 29 minutes. This content was published on Aug 29, 2019 Whereas the mountain route had -- and still has -- the power to distract even the most jaded passenger, the primary sensations of the base tunnel are the sudden change of ambient sound, and a noticeable acceleration when the new section is reached. 571. Re: Gotthard tunnel ILLUMINATI opening Ceremony by Lucifer on Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:18 pm Now that's what I call legit opening ceremony attractiv and innovative , instead we got that retard Guetta with his retard and depressing music. Excavation of the two 35-mile running tunnels was completed in 2011 and employed a combination of traditional drilling/blasting and massive tunnel boring machines with 32-foot diameter cutting faces and miles of conveyor belts to carry rock away for recycling. Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann smiles next to a projection of the North entrance of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel prior to the opening ceremony on June 1, 2016 in Erstfeld. Obviously this is a … Now Switzerland’s collection is about to welcome a new addition: the 15.4-kilometre Mount Ceneri tunnel, where the ribbon is to be cut on September 4 in a scaled-down, Covid-conscious ceremony. Construction projects of this magnitude are not without their critics or difficulties, though. It connects Göschenen with Airolo and was the first tunnel through the Saint-Gotthard Massif in order to bypass the St Gotthard Pass. Indeed, the Alpine rail link project to upgrade connections between northern and southern Europe – including the Lötschberg, Gotthard and Ceneri tunnels – is a good example of how the Swiss political system can get things done. When opened in 1882, the Gotthard Tunnel was the longest tunnel in the world. Bizarre Opening Ceremony For Gotthard Base Tunnel In Switzerland. Here’s a look at another celebration of the occult elite. Gentler gradients now allow heavier freight trains to run unassisted through Switzerland and increase capacity from the old limit of 140-180 trains per day via the mountain route to 220-260 daily. "The Gotthard Base Tunnel cuts 40 minutes from the journey between Zurich or Basel and Milan, ensuring rail remains the mode of choice between Zurich and Italy," Mark Smith, a rail travel expert better known as "The Man in Seat 61," told CNN earlier this year. Whatever the arguments for and against these mega-projects, the move towards more environmentally friendly forms of transport combined with the ever-present demands for increased efficiency and lower costs ensure that this new generation of tunnels under Alps will play a major role in the development of Europe's economy and travel industry over the coming decades. The 21.5-mile Lötschberg Base Tunnel has provided a shorter, flatter and more direct route under the Bernese Alps since 2007. The Gotthard Base Tunnel through the Swiss Alps took 17 years and over 11 billion Euros ($12.5 billion US) to build and was intended to improve transportation as well as be a symbol of European unification. Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann smiles next to a projection of the North entrance of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel prior to the opening ceremony on June 1, 2016 in Erstfeld. Journey times for international travelers between Zurich and Milan will be slashed to just two and a half hours, compared with four hours via the old Gotthard route, with passenger trains traveling at up to 125 miles per hour through the tunnels. Attended by Europe’s most powerful people, the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland was a dark, disturbing, weirdly satanic ritual. However, there is no reason to expect a sudden surge in road-to-rail transfer. The stunning scenery of the old Gotthard mountain route is world famous, but its steep gradients and constant curves limited capacity and train weights. The original Gotthard Tunnel was first, opening in 1882 and measuring 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) in length. All these new tunnels look set to be delivered later than planned and cost significantly more than their original budgets. Before modern transport, the traverse of the pass took days, and snow makes it a challenge in winter. The Italian-speaking canton of Ticino enjoys a kinder, more Mediterranean climate than its neighbors "over the hill," with palm trees and vineyards providing a stark contrast to the northern European weather and formidable granite valleys we left behind so recently. This content was published on Nov 13, 2003 The Gotthard base tunnel, the longest train tunnel in the world, is on track to open in exactly two years, the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) announced on Thursday. Shorter journey times meant that passenger numbers increased by 30% in the months after it opened. The new £8.5bn Gotthard Base Tunnel was launched today with spectacular opening ceremony featuring 600 people Orchestrated by German director Volker Hesse, performance included several bizarre outfits and re-enactments Some time ago, I wrote about the unveiling of a statue of Baphomet for public worship in Detroit. Translated from Italian by Terence MacNamee. South of Vienna, the oldest and most celebrated railway across the Alps is also being bypassed. This content was published on Dec 10, 2016 The base tunnels are the key component of this strategy. Features. Como to Flüelen took precisely 23 hours. However, the GBT, which opened in 2016, is only part of the story. Then, due to more coronavirus-linked delays, we will have to wait until April 2021 to see all the connections in place. This includes in neighbouring Italy, where large-scale works have taken place between Bellinzona and Gallarate thanks to Swiss contributions. Close. Secondly was the Simplon Tunnel measuring 19.8 kilometres (12.3 miles) which was completed in 1905. The 57-km-long Gotthard Base Tunnel will cut rail journey from Zurich to Milan to 2 hours and 40 minutes -- an hour less than it now takes. Those opposed for financial or environmental reasons, notably the Greens, accepted the verdict of the ballot box without reservation. There's no sensation of being 8,000 feet below the Alpine watershed as tunnel lights flash past at 125 mph, although in the tube itself, temperatures can reach 104 F (40 C) at this depth and huge fans blow cooling air through the tunnels to maintain a more comfortable atmosphere. Measuring over 57 km and costing over 11 billion Euros, the Gotthard Base Tunnel is world’s longest and most expensive tunneling project in … On its own, the Mount Ceneri tunnel cost about CHF3.6 billion to complete. The Ceneri Base Tunnel, just short of 25 miles in length, is the final section of a new high-speed, high-capacity railway that plunges deep under the mountains of Europe in an effort to drastically reduce transport times across the continent. "It's the last part of the puzzle," Vincent Ducrot, the chief executive of Swiss Federal Railways, told reporters at an opening ceremony last week. For what I see it is a modern dance company in orange jump suits. It's a landmark moment in the development of trans-Alp rail links which are set to become operational in December 2020. The GBT may be the current longest railway in the world, but it is a title the Swiss have held on three separate occasions. Secondly was the Simplon Tunnel measuring 19.8 kilometres (12.3 miles) which was completed in 1905. Remarkably, by avoiding the famous spirals of the old mountain route, the GBT shortens the distance between Zurich and Milan by 25 miles. On the one hand, they allow for an increase in the number of tracks devoted to goods trains, and on the other hand, since these lines run on level ground, they allow an increase in the length of trains, from 500m to 740m. The CBT, one of a trio of new tunnels, creates an uninterrupted rail route from the Dutch North Sea port of Rotterdam to the Italian city of Genoa on the Mediterranean. A winged baby, semi-naked dancers and a man with a bird’s nest on his head…[is] how Switzerland decided to mark opening of world’s longest rail tunnel.” TruNews.com provides more detail : Compared to the figures for the Gotthard or Lötschberg (34.6km), the Monte Ceneri seems like small fry. Switzerland’s Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel, officially opened on the 01 June 2016, 17 years after the start of construction.. Switzerland is celebrating the opening of the 57 kilometre Gotthard Base Tunnel which will connect northern and southern Europe under the Swiss Alps. When other projects are completed, including on the Italian side, this time will drop to 3 hours – that’s 40 minutes less than what it is now. 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Join us on a 12-month journey to see them all, 25 amazing feats of engineering around the world. The link above begins near the end of the ceremonial rite, 6 hours and 26 minutes into the lengthy video that captures the festivities surrounding the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland. Find hotels and airbnbs near Gotthard Pass (Map) Perhaps the starkest example of this is the controversial new 170-mile railway between Lyon in France and Turin in northern Italy. For one thing, rail is not the solution for all transport needs. May 19 2017 (TRUNEWS) On June 1st, 2016, Switzerland unveiled the world s longest and deepest railroad tunnel with a deeply occultist, satanic ceremony. Attended by Europe’s most powerful people, the opening ceremony of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland was a dark, disturbing, weirdly satanic ritual. Control of its access routes led to the birth of the Swiss Confederacy. 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