The lötschberg base tunnel is closed due to water break-in

Because of the mud and water in the Tunnel is locked, the Lötschberg base tunnel, currently. Through both tunnel tubes, no trains for the time being. This is th

The lötschberg base tunnel is closed due to water break-in

Because of the mud and water in the Tunnel is locked, the Lötschberg base tunnel, currently. Through both tunnel tubes, no trains for the time being. This is the BLS informs on Saturday morning.

As the SBB, in the train information service rail info reported, is a part of the inter-city trains between Spiez and Brig. The Euro city - and a part of the inter-city trains will be diverted via Kandersteg. The duration of the disturbance is uncertain.

The BLS makes Shuttle trains to circulate, which travellers in the direction of the South in Spiez recording and travellers in the direction of the North in the brig. This BLS spokesman Stefan Dauner said on Saturday morning on request.

Daun said, on Saturday, the rear are holding devices overflowed, which is to be constructed by the BLS after the first water break-in of February at the edge of the tracks. It was, therefore, now is the blocking. Both tubes were blocked. The professionals were on-site.

Already in the beginning of February, the lötschberg tunnel for around two weeks, was closed because mud and water had penetrated through the tunnel ceiling. To eliminate the mud and the water, the BLS cost after the first water break-in is already up to 3.5 million Swiss francs. (nfe/sda)

Created: 14.03.2020, 10:29 PM

Updated Date: 14 March 2020, 10:01

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