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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Airolo. Alps and Leventina valley. Swiss flag. Two SBB CCF FFS freight trains at the Gotthard Rail Tunnel. One goes in, the other comes out. North-south traffic by rail. Locomotive. The Gotthard Tunnel (German: Gotthardtunnel, Italian: Galleria del San Gottardo) is a 15.003 km (9.322 mi) long railway tunnel and forms the summit of the Gotthard Railway in Switzerland. It connects Göschenen with Airolo and was the first tunnel through the Gotthard massif. It is built as one double-track, standard gauge tunnel. The trip takes about seven to eight minutes by train. Services are operated by the Swiss Federal Railways. 8.03.2016  © 2016 Didier Ruef