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GOTTHARD ESSENTIALS

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TICKETS… AND WHAT TO SEE

The Gottardino trains will run from August 2 to November 27, daily except Mondays, from Flüelen to Biasca or in the reverse direction. A one-hour tour of the tunnel is included. Tickets from £86 per person (£71 with Swiss Travel Pass), available from sbb.ch/ticketshop or the Swiss Travel Centre (020 7420 4900; stc.co.uk).

The Swiss Museum of Transport (0041 370 44 44; verkehrsha­us.ch/en) is hosting a special exhibition about the Gotthard Base Tunnel until October 23. It features a cross-section of the tunnel, a tunnelbori­ng machine, a large granite diorama of the Gotthard massif and a host of films and photograph­s featuring the tunnels.

Historic Gotthard Post (0041 888 00 05; gotthardpo­st.ch). The service operates from June 24 to September 4.

For details on frequency and costs of the PostBus Switzerlan­d service, see postauto.ch.

 ??  ?? The waterfall at Faido, above, is close to the entrance of the tunnel; inside one of the main bores, above left
The waterfall at Faido, above, is close to the entrance of the tunnel; inside one of the main bores, above left

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