Read the article about:
New world record tunnel through the Alps
Answer the following questions:
- In which country is this new world record tunnel?
- How long is the tunnel?
- What was the economic cost of the tunnel?
- What was the human cost of the tunnel?
- When did construction of this new tunnel begin?
- What feature of the tunnel allows the trains to travel at 150 mph?
- What safety feature is found every 235 metres along the tunnel?
- Which range of mountains does the tunnel go through?
- When are the first passenger and freight trains expected to go through the tunnel?
- What is the blue banana?
- Approximately how many people live in the blue banana?
- Name five countries in the blue banana.