|Subject: New Swiss Railway Tunnel!|
Planning for the new Lötschberg tunnel began in the late 1980s.
Preparatory work began in 1994, while tunnelling got underway in 1999.
When finished, the tunnel will be the world's third-longest rail tunnel.
The first trains will use the Lötschberg in 2007.
The new tunnel is expected to cut travel time between Bern and Brig in canton Valais by a third and will shorten travel time between Germany and Milan by an hour.
Read all about it: http://tinyurl.com/crabk
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