Travel alert: Simplon road pass opens, trains rerouted following tunnel fire

10th June 2011, Comments 0 comments GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Police in canton Valais re-opened the Simplon road pass between Italy and Switzerland Friday morning after closing it for more than 24 hours following a fire in the Simplon rail tunnel. The fire broke out in a freight train early Thursday shortly after the train left Iselle, in Italy, heading for Switzerland. [...]

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