Friday, June 08, 2012

Rockslide Closes Swiss Railway Line to Italy



Thinking about visiting Italy after your Swiss hiking tour? Doing a little sightseeing in Ticino? What about entering Switzerland from Lake Como or Milan? Check this out:

The Gotthard railway line, the main north-south axis through the Swiss Alps, will be shut down for at least one month after a landslide damaged the track near Gurtnellen in canton Uri.

Affected connections include the international line from Zurich and Basel to Milan, Italy.

Other routes to Italy remain open.

Those leaving Zurich can transfer to buses to get around the accident site, though travelers should expect to arrive at their destinations up to 90 minutes later than usual.

The railway line from Brig, Switzerland to Domodossola, Italy (through the Simplon Tunnel), remains open, as does the scenic bus line from St. Moritz.

Read more about the landslide here.

Please give us a shout if you think this affects your travel itinerary. We can help with your plans.

No comments: