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Switzerland to Open World's Longest, Deepest Rail Tunnel

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, running under the Swiss Alps, will be inaugurated Wednesday. The 57-kilometer-long Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) will connect northern and southern Europe and shorten travel time for many rail routes. It overtakes Japan's Seikan tunnel, which measures 53.9 kilometers, as the longest rail tunnel in the world.   German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will join Swiss...

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