Ceneri Opening Ceremony cancelled
The Ceneri Opening Ceremony planned on the 4th of September has been readapted due to the Corona situation, the Swiss Federal Council has informed on the 20 May 2020. The Inauguration will still take place on this day, but with a smaller guest list, consisting of directly involved parties and media representatives-
The planned Transport Ministries Meeting on the 3rd of September in Tessin will be replaced by an online video conference on the international meaning of the New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA)
Despite the Corona pandemic, Cereni Base Tunnel opening for use is still scheduled for the middle of December 2020. Due to the pandemic tests were temporarily suspended in the tunnel. Experts are currently evaluating the impact for commissioning, increase of offer and timetabling. It is currently being clarified which traffic can actually run. Freight transport has priority, so that the benefits of the NRLA come into play as early as possible.
Find out more in the following press release of the Swiss Ministry of Transports (in german only).