Travel alert Simplon closed to cars: train tunnel fire not under control after 10 hrs

9th June 2011, Comments 0 comments GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - The Simplon pass is closed to cars between Gondo, in Switzerland and Iselle in Italy due to heavy smoke from a fire in the train tunnel. Traffic is being re-routed via the St Bernard and Gotthard passes. A freight train that left Italy at 06:00 Thursday morning 9 June caught fire two [...]

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