Ceremony held by the Confederation to mark the opening of the Ceneri Base Tunnel and the completion of the NRLA.
The official opening takes place on Friday, 4 September 2020. The original intention was to invite 650 guests, but the scale of the event has been considerably reduced owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Ms Sommaruga, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis and the president of the Ticino cantonal council Norman Gobbi will attend the event, as will Dieter Schwank, CEO of the tunnel construction company ATG and Vincent Ducrot, CEO of the tunnel operator SBB.
The opening ceremony will be held at midday in front of the tunnel’s north portal at Camorino. A ribbon will be cut in the traditional manner to mark the completion of the construction project, and a freight train will make the very first trip through the tunnel. The event will be broadcast live by Italian language broadcaster RSI.