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‘Swamp monster’ threatens rail project

A multi-billion dollar railway tunnel project is in doubt over land patrolled by a swamp monster. The local Maori have protested the development of th…

World’s Longest Railway Tunnel Drilled

After 14 years of work, Switzerland has finished drilling through 57 kilometers of rock to create the world’s longest railway tunnel. It’ll be years before it’s ready for trains, but the hole itself is complete: The tunnel is just over 4 km longer than the Seikan rail tunnel in Japan, which at 53.9 km had previously [...]