Re: Gotthard Base Tunnel open


tudor erich
 

Just to pick up on one point in this reply.
Every Eurostar does not use three slots in the tunnel. Paris and Brussels Eurostars run through the tunnel about three minutes apart and SHARE three slots as they do run faster through the tunnel than other traffic. By this means Eurostar saves the cost of a fourth slot per pair of trains AND saves a slot for Eurotunnel to make use of in other ways. I know there are two crossover caverns in the Channel Tunnel so overtaking can take place twice in each direction if required. This arrangement is the same as in the Furka base tunnel.
How many crossovers are there in the GBT?
Bernard

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