Gotthard Base Tunnel closed until at least Tuesday

The Gotthard Base Tunnel remains closed following the derailment of a freight wagon last Thursday. The affected freight trains are being diverted via the Gotthard mountain route and the Lötschberg-Simplon route. BLS Cargo has so far been able to successfully reroute its trains.

BLS Cargo Gotthard-Basistunnel

According to statements made by SBB Infrastructure, the commissioning of the undamaged tube will be delayed. The Gotthard base tunnel will remain closed until Tuesday 22 August 2023, 23:59, and trains will have to continue to be diverted. An adapted replacement concept is being worked out for operations after 23 August.

As things stand, the diversions of our trains are working very well, thanks in part to the traffic slowdown due to Ferragosto. Our customers are being kept informed by the dispatching and sales departments.

We would like to thank everyone for their great commitment so far.

picture source: AlpTransit AG

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