Reply to post: Re: Never happen here.

Swiss effectively disappear Alps: World's largest tunnel opens

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Never happen here.

"It also took rather less than 17 years to build"

Chalk is somewhat softer than granite and basalt (amongst other things)

The irony is that this tunnel is one of the biggest NIMBY projects ever - being driven by the Swiss dislike of an endless processing of heavy transport through their picturesque mountain towns.

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