New rail tunnel set to open in Engelberg this month

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Engelberg ski tunnel will connect with central Switzerland in the coming days.

Officials from the central Switzerland resort of Engelberg are hoping that images of floods in 2005, that left more than 1,500 tourists stranded and subsequently airlifted to safety, will be a thing of the past, when a four kilometre rail tunnel connecting it to the national transportation grid opens on December 12th.

The tunnel is part of a narrow-gauge railway line connecting Lucerne, Stans and Engelberg which is a vital access route to Engelberg, dropping off visitors in the resort’s centre.

Engelberg was entirely cut off by severe floods in August 2005 when 1,500 tourists had to be airlifted from the resort.

The tunnel replaces the ascent between Grafenort and Engelberg and stretches 4,060 m [2.5 miles] at a six percent climb between of 600m [1,969 ft] and 991m [3,251 ft] above sea level respectively and will reduce journey times to the resort.

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