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On 22 October 2012, the second bridge over the river Rhine near Basel/Switzerland was officially inaugurated.

Two ETCS balises were ceremonially installed at Airolo on the Gotthard line on Friday 13, marking the start of a five-and-a-half year programme to install balises at 11,000 locations covering the entire Swiss mainline network.

The expansion of the Italian and German feeder lines to the new Rail Link through the Alps (NRLA) is progressing. In 1999, both countries committed themselves in a treaty to fulfil the required works.

Just two weeks after the successful blasting of rocks at the site of the rockslide near Gurtnellen, the repair works on the Gotthard line could be completed as scheduled on 2 July 2012.

At 12:30 hours on 18 June 2012, SBB blasted approximately 2000 cubic metres of rock above the closed Gotthard rail line using 300 kilo of explosives in about 25 blast holes.

The effects of the recent landslide in Gurtnellen (Switzerland) on Tuesday, 5 June 2012 are more drastically than initially assumed.

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