The St. Gotthard Base Tunnel is located in central Switzerland. At 57-km long, it is the longest rail tunnel under construction in the world. The combined length of the tunnels in this system, which include service sections and connections between the two tunnels, is 153.5 km.
Designed to provide a faster connection between Basel and Milan, the St. Gotthard Base Tunnel will link Switzerland with the European high-speed rail network.
When the tunnel is operational (2017), it will double the goods transportation capacity between northern and southern Switzerland to 40 million tonnes. The travel time between the cities of Zurich and Milan will also be cut by one hour.
Future passenger trains will be able to cross the Alps at a maximum speed of 250 km/h.
The project to extend the Toronto-York Spadina Subway (Tysse) in Canada involves digging a 4,500-metre-long underground stretch of line, with three intermediary stations: York University Station, Steeles West Station (not included in this contract) and Highway 407 Station, as well as a rail yard.
The project to extend the Toronto-York Spadina Subway provides the public with an underground train service between the cities of Toronto and York.
FCC Construction has lengthy experience in building underground train lines. In 2010 alone, it completed more than 116 km. At the end of 2010, FCC Construction won the contract for Line 1 of the metro in Panama City.
It is currently also in charge of building two sections of Line 2 in Singapore; as well as part of the new metro network in New Delhi; Line 2 of the Athens metro and the extension of Line 2 in Madrid, La Elipa - las Rosas.