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Rail service to Ticino and Italy halted by landslide

Rail services through the Gotthard tunnel, the main connection between Zurich and Milan, have been halted by a landslide and will not be restored until Monday.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news_dig...l?cid=32255936
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Re: Rail service to Italy halted by landslide

And there goes my plans for a nice buffet in Milan by rail....

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Geologists have reported that the hillside above Gurtnellen is unstable. It will be dynamited on Saturday.
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Re: Rail service to Italy halted by landslide

More updates on that stretch:

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Disruption SBB CFF FFS: Erstfeld - Göschenen
Between Erstfeld and Göschenen on the Arth-Goldau - Göschenen - Bellinzona line, no train services are operating.

We advise against travelling unless urgent.

Please allow for approx. 60 - 90 minutes more travel time.

Reason: Landslide

Duration of disruption expected until 11.03.2012 11:45 o'clock.

More info on SBB here
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Re: Rail service to Italy halted by landslide

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Rail services through the Gotthard tunnel, the main connection between Zurich and Milan, have been halted by a landslide and will not be restored until Monday.

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news_dig...l?cid=32255936
alright, but you should get the title changed to "Rail service to the Ticino and Italy halted by landsslide" because it also is the rail-link to Bellinzona, Lugano and Locarno

and while long-distance traffic is re-routed over the Simplon, there are replacement-buses between Arth-Goldau and Göschenen
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Re: Rail service to Ticino and Italy halted by landslide

Title changed, situation much the same.
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Re: Rail service to Ticino and Italy halted by landslide

I have taken the train south on Friday, and I am coming back up today. The connections with buses are superbly organized, and the disruption has been minimal (only a half hour- 45 mins delay on the regular schedule). Additionally, the information was clear and very helpful, both from the announcements and the SBB personnel. Big kudos to SBB for the planning and efficient handling of the situation!
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