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Celebrations as last piece of track is laid in record-breaking Gotthard rail tunnel

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Celebrations as last piece of track is laid in record-breaking Gotthard rail tunnel

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When you have laid the final piece of track in the world’s longest railway tunnel, you have every reason to party.

And that is exactly what workers have been doing at the 57 kilometre long Gotthard base tunnel in the Alps linking Switzerland to Italy.

Despite the celebrations, other work is still to be accomplished however and the tunnel is not due to open until June 2016.