This is what it looks like inside the world's largest train tunnel

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In a scene that looks straight out of a sci-fi movie, a miner climbs on excavated rocks after a giant drill machine breaks through the final section Sedrun-Faido, at the construction site of the NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel.

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Crossing the Alps, the world's longest train tunnel should become operational at the end of 2016. The project consists of two parallel single track tunnels, each of a length of 57 km (35 miles).

The photo was taken today.

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

[via BoingBoing]

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