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Thursday 27th August 2015


Switzerland | Italy | Alps | train | tunnel | transportation

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New world record tunnel through the Alps

Answer the following questions:

  1. In which country is this new world record tunnel?
  2. How long is the tunnel?
  3. What was the economic cost of the tunnel?
  4. What was the human cost of the tunnel?
  5. When did construction of this new tunnel begin?
  6. What feature of the tunnel allows the trains to travel at 150 mph?
  7. What safety feature is found every 235 metres along the tunnel?
  8. Which range of mountains does the tunnel go through?
  9. When are the first passenger and freight trains expected to go through the tunnel?
  10. What is the blue banana?
  11. Approximately how many people live in the blue banana?
  12. Name five countries in the blue banana.





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