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Old 17.07.2021, 17:18
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

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# A2 - Lucerne -> Gotthard - between Erstfeld and Göschenen 14 km of traffic jams, congestion, loss of time of up to 5 days, 19 hours and 59 minutes.

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# A2 - Chiasso -> Gotthard - entrance closed at Airolo
They close the access to the A2 at Göschenen and Airolo to stop people using the back roads to beat the queue. Once you come off you take the pass.
Not sure they do it at Wassen though.
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

Never mind the Gotthard, we just came back from Tuscany (Close to Cortona) and just over 600km took us 11 hours! The roads in Italy are a state, idiot drivers causing crashes, which create huge tailbacks and roadworks everywhere.


First time, however, we had no traffic going into the tunnel (about 8pm)
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First time, however, we had no traffic going into the tunnel (about 8pm)
Reminds me when I decided to go to Ticino at Ascension. Drove back late on the Saturday night to avoid the Sunday queues, had dinner in Locarno and about 10pm made my move.
2 hour queue!
Got home about 2am.
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Thanks for the Twitter link. I checked Saturday and it wasn't as bad as today which suggests that tomorrow may be worse than last Sunday.
11km at midday, 8km at 3pm, so not great today.
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11km at midday, 8km at 3pm, so not great today.
20 minute wait at 07:00am. A bit of a wait at the Chiasso border crossing whilst they checked ....... absolutely nothing.
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Re: Driving via Gotthard tunnel - never again!

TCS Twitter reporting 14km at 6am, so worse than last Saturday.
I went to the mountains yesterday, was surprised at the number of DE and NL registered cars, certainly seems like a ‘normal’ holiday season, or maybe less people on holiday, more driving to avoid airports.
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