Category Archives: International

Thinking big, Swiss style

When it comes to mega-construction projects they don’t come any bigger than the Gotthard Base Tunnel. Superlatives run out in describing the longest, deepest and one of the costliest rail tunnels ever built, which opened on June 1st. Continue reading Thinking big, Swiss style

End of the line for high-speed rail?

When the California high speed rail project got the go-ahead in 2012 some of the whizz-kids in Silicon Valley were horrified. They said the 220mph scheme linking Los Angeles with San Francisco would be slowest bullet train in the world and have the highest cost per mile. Continue reading End of the line for high-speed rail?