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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

You are welcome Just be careful in winter. It should be well kept but still, it is a mountain pass. Observe the signs which pass is open
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

oh what fun the Gottardo is....last night it seems there was a truck that lost a wheel in the tunnel. It's the first time I've driven on the wrong side of the road in there......there was only one car behind me as they closed off the whole tunnel. And it seems you don't get into trouble when you pass lots of red lights on your side in the tunnel.....
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Holy thread resurrection Batman! As holidays are upon us and people are thinking of the beauty of Ticino, just thought I'd post my latest Gotthard experience.

Last Thursday, Ascension, I drove down to Ticino from Basel.
Left at 4:45am, arrived in the queue, 2km, at 6:15 and was in the tunnel by 6:40.
My friend left Basel at 6am same morning, spent 75 mins queueing.

Return journey was worse. Left Locarno at 23:00 on Saturday night, had a 5km queue, entered the tunnel approx 1am.
My friend left Cernobbio at 9am Sunday, spent 3 hours queueing.

Looks like this weekend its even worse.
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Looks like you can't leave too early.
The weekend in Gandria was worth it though.

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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Oh I miss this thread!

We went to Lake Como last weekend. We left on Thursday (Ascension) from Zurich at 10.30 and spent 2 hours queuing. We came back on Sunday, leaving Menaggio at 13.30 and spent a record 5 hours in a 15 km queue!!! We were stationary for about an hour at a time and only got through the tunnel at 20.00, arriving back in Zurich at 23.00 after a break for a late dinner. Truly the worst ever for us! Not to mention that we were travelling with 2 small kids ...
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