Gubrist Tunnel

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The Gubrist Tunnel is a motorway tunnel in Switzerland. The tunnel lies to the north-west of the city of Zürich, and forms part of the A1 motorway, on its northern ring section around Zürich. The tunnel was completed in 1985, and is 3,273 metres (10,738 ft) in length.[1]

The tunnel is named after the hill of Gubrist, which is nearby. It carries a lot of traffic (on the Bern - St. Gallen route), but is remarkably uncongested most of the time. At the moment[when?] 90,000 cars/day use this tunnel, but by 2025 this number is expected to rise to 125,000.[citation needed]

On the 12 September 2007 the Swiss government voted for the widening of the tunnel. A third parallel tube will raise the number of the lanes from 4 to 7 (2 + 2 in direction St Gallen and 3 towards Bern). 890 Million Swiss francs will be committed for the construction of the 3.2 km long tunnel.[citation needed]

In 2012, the Gubrist Tunnel was rated as 'sufficient' (German: ausreichend) in a test of tunnel safety undertaken by the Touring Club Suisse.[2]


  1. ^ "Gubrist Tunnel". Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Tunneltest Schweiz 2012 - Gubrist" (PDF) (in German). Touring Club Suisse. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 

Coordinates: 47°25′26″N 8°28′58″E / 47.42389°N 8.48278°E / 47.42389; 8.48278