THE BENEFITS OF BASE TUNNELS
“The Lötschberg and Gottardo Base Tunnels – says Livio Ambrogio, President of Ambrogio Trasporti, a leading company in intermodal transport in Italy and Europe – show that, through adequate infrastructure, it is possible to make freight transport more efficient, faster and more sustainable . In a few years after its inauguration, which took place in 2007, the success of the Lötschberg led to the saturation of the line, not only for freight traffic, but also due to the unexpectedly strong demand from passengers. A similar situation to that which is also taking place for the Gotthard Base Tunnel, inaugurated in 2016, which in the first year recorded the transit of over 10,000 passengers a day, over 30% more than the old line”.
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