Top 10 Longest Tunnels in the World

Thursday, October 20th 2011. | Longest


Longest tunnel in the world, this is something that is trying to achieve by the Swiss. The new record was recorded again. This time it came from Switzerland. One of the oldest countries in Europe had just celebrated the success of the recent drilling of the Gotthard Base Tunnel, Longest tunnel construction project in the world.
The length of the tunnel is about 57 kilometers. Cost about U.S. $ 10 billion or about Rp90 trillion, the Gotthard Base Tunnel will connect high-speed rail network in Europe and was scheduled to begin operating in 2017 to come. Here is a list of longest tunnels in the world.

10. Name of the tunnel: Metro Madrid L-7: Hospital del Henares – Pitis

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Metro Madrid L-7


Location: Madrid, Spain
Length: 32.919 m
Type: Metro (underground / rapid transit)
Time of development: 1974-2007
Opened in 1974, Line 7 connects Pueblo Nuevo and Las Musas. Then the tunnel was extended from Pueblo Nuevo to Avenida de America a few years later. Now he serves nine underground railways from Las Musas to San Fernando. Madrid Metro L-7 is ranked as the longest tunnel 10.

9. Name of the tunnel: Lötschberg Base Tunnel

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Lötschberg Base Tunnel


Location: Bernese Alps, Switzerland
Length: 34.577 m
Type: Railway (railroad)
Time of development: 2007
Being the longest tunnel in Switzerland before the Gotthard Base Tunnel was built. However, it remains predicated as the longest tunnel in the ground. Lötschberg Base Tunnel position 9 as longest tunnel.

8. Name of the tunnel: Medvedkovo – Novoyasenevskaya (line 6)

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Medvedkovo - Novoyasenevskaya


Location: Moscow, Russia
Length: 37.600 m
Type: Metro
Time of development: 1958-1990
Tunnel in the world’s second oldest railway tunnel at once quickly (rapid transit) the world’s second longest. Until now, Line 6 has 25 stations. Medvedkovo – Novoyasenevskaya occupies the 8th position as the Longest Tunnel.

7. Name of the tunnel: Tocho-mae – Shiodome – Hikarigaoka (Toei Oedo Line)

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Toei Oedo


Location: Tokyo, Japan
Length: 40.700 m
Type Metro
Time of development: 1991-2000
Underground tunnels that serve the subway lines in the capital of Japan. The age of 10 years, Toei Oedo Line today serves 38 stations from Tochomae up to Hikarigaoka. Toei Oedo Line is ranked seventh as Longest Tunnel.

6. Name of the tunnel: Metro Madrid L-12

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Metro Madrid L-12


Location: Madrid, Spain
Length: 40.900 m
Type: Metro
Time of development: 1999-2003
Line 12 connects five city-suburb and a small village in the south of Madrid. Pass through 28 stations, Metro Sur (call for Line-12-ed.) Madrid Metro L-12 was ranked the 6th as Longest Tunnel.

5. Name of the tunnel: Altufyevo – Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo (line 9)

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Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo


Location: Moscow, Metro
Length: 41.500 m
Type: Metro (underground / rapid transit)
Time of development: 1983-2002
Opened in 1983 and continues to be built until 2002. Now, the longest tunnel in Russia is dealing with 25 stations in Moscow. Altufyevo – Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo ranks fifth as the Longest Tunnel.

4. Name of the tunnel: Seoul Subway: Line 5

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Seoul Subway


Location: Seoul, South Korea
Length: 47.600 m
Type: Metro
Time of development: 1995
The tunnel type in the world’s longest tunnel. Here, you can deliver from Banghwa until Sangil-dong with a distance of 47.6 kilometers, without sunlight and passes down the Han River. Seoul Subway was ranked fourth as the Longest Tunnel.

3. Name of the tunnel: Channel Tunnel

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Channel Tunnel


Location: England – France
Length: 50.450 m
Type: Railway (railroad)
Time of development: 1994
Tunnel in the world’s most popular. Because, there are many tunnels predicate for this one. In addition to the longest underwater tunnel in the world, Channel Tunnel is also worth mentioning longest international tunnel. He served the route from Folkestone (England) to Coquelles (France). Channel Tunnel ranks third as the Longest Tunnel.

2. Name of the tunnel: Seikan Tunnel

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Seikan Tunnel


Location: Tsugaru Strait, Japan
Length: 53.850 m
Type: Railway (railroad)
Time of development: 1988
Meanwhile, the Seikan remains the world’s longest tunnel. Similarly, the Channel tunnel was also built under sea water. He served the route from Honshu to Hokkaido to. Behind the splendor, Seikan take 34 victims killed in construction due to the difficulty of the geological conditions under the Tsugaru Strait. Seikan Tunnel was ranked second as a longest tunnel.

1. Name of the tunnel: Gotthard Base Tunnel

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Gotthard Base Tunnel


Location: Alps, Switzerland
Length: 57.104 m
Type: Railway
Time of development: 1996-2010 (not yet in operation)
The new operation is scheduled in 2017. Gotthard Base will serve up to Bodio Erstfeld route by train. Do not know yet how many stations will be passed. However, certain trains that will serve the citizens of Switzerland-speed 250 km / h and Become the longest tunnel in the world.


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