Gotthard Tunnel Traffic Jam Twitter Updates

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Book Table in Restaurant Online

Online Reservation for tables in Restaurants in the following cities available:

Lucerne

Lugano

Friday, June 27, 2014

Motorway Services Area before and after the Gotthard Tunnel

20 km before the Gotthard Tunnel (North Portal) direction South:
My Stop Gotthard










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3 km after the Gotthard Tunnel (South Portal) direction South:
San Gottardo Sud: Stalvedro















Other motorway services area for the motorway A2 can be found here:
Motor services area in Switzerland

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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Events Along The Gotthard Tunnel Route Summer 2014

Avoid the peak hours of traffic and enjoy some great events next to the Gotthard Tunnel Route during the Summer of 2014:

June 2014:
26  - 29 June  
FIVA WORLD RALLY. FOR MOTORCYCLES 2014
Location: Andermatt
Motorbikes: between 1928 and 1983

28 June
Lucerne Fest
Location: Lucerne
The Lucerne Fest (Old Town Festival) takes place in the heart of Lucerne at the end of June. Music is played on all the squares of the Old Town.
Fireworks in the evening.

28 June - 31 October - Daily 9.45-11.45 am
Guided City Walk Lucerne
Location: Lucerne

28 June - 31 August
Oberalp Openair Express
From Andermatt over the Operalp pass to Disentis and back by train
Travel Time: 3 hours
Start Time:  12:27 hrs

28 June - 14 September
Avalanches: White Glory, White Risk
Location: Gletschergarten (Glacier garden) Lucerne

28 June - 23 November
Landscape Paintings from Hodler till Zünd
Location: Lucerne

28 June - 29 June
ABRAMTSEVO - LA TERRA DEI TALENTI
Paintings by Michail Alexandrowitsch Wrubel
Location: Bellinzona

28 June - 30 November
Richard Wagner Museum: God, Heroes, Criminals
Location: Lucerne

29 June - 13:15 - 15:45
Gold Panning
Location: Gurtnellen

July 2014:
28 June - 14 September
Avalanches: White Glory, White Risk
Location: Gletschergarten (Glacier garden) Lucerne

28 June - 23 November
Landscape Paintings from Hodler till Zünd
Location: Luzern

28 June - 31 August
Oberalp Openair Express
From Andermatt over the Operalp pass to Disentis and back by train
Travel Time: 3 hours
Start Time: 12:27 hrs

28 June - 30 November
Richard Wagner Museum: God, Heroes, Criminals
Location: Lucerne

2 July - 11 July
Montebello Festival
Location: Bellinzona
International Chamber Music played in the beautiful castles of Bellinzona

3 July - 28 August  Starts:20.15 till 21.00 hrs
Listen to the Alpenhorn
Location: Andermatt  - Gurschenwald
Only when weather permits

5 July  - 6 July
Swiss National Championship Rowing
Location: Lucerne - Rotsee
The Swiss national rowing championships will be held on Lake Rotsee.
Enjoy the incomparable atmosphere of the world's most natural rowing arena.

5 July - 19:30-21.50
Spectacular Classics
Location: Lucerne
London Concert Symphony Orchestra

11 July - 13 July
Rowing World Cup
Location: Lucerne - Rotsee
The regatta on Lucerne's Rotsee is a spectacular sportevent with a fantastic atmosphere

12 July  - 13.00 hrs-14.00 hrs
Segway
Location: Andermatt
Drive through the beautiful nature with the Segway
Register 1 day before with Tourist Office in Andermatt

13 July  - 10.00 hrs -16.00 hrs
Market on the mountain pass Oberalp
Location: Oberalp Pass
1 week later if weather is bad
Local farmer products for sale

15 July - 19 July
Theater Festival Territori
Location: Bellinzona
A number of performances do not require Italian language capabilites and
can be followed by anyone independant of their language capabilities
See list here

18 July - 26 July
Blue Balls Festival
Location: Lucerne
9 days, 120 events, 100,000 visitors. Over the last 22 years, the Blue Balls Festival has grown into one of Switzerland’s largest and most renowned music and arts festivals.
See impressions here

19 July - 20 July
Swiss Championship Supermoto
Location: Emmen

24 July - 26 July
Bellinzona Beatles Days
Location: Bellinzona

25 July - 10 August
Circus Knie
Location: Lucerne
Saturday and Wednesday 15:00 hrs and 20:00 hrs
Sunday: 14:30 hrs and 18.00 hrs
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 20:00 hrs
World famous circus

26 July (Saturday) - 20.00 hrs
Gässlifestival
Location: Realp

26 July - 27 July
Lido (Beach Swimming Pool & Beach) camping night
Location: Lucerne

26 July - 3 August 10:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
Swiss Museum of Transport (Verkehrshaus)
Special exhibition "Rapid"
Location: LucerneFollowing the successful Hürlimann, Vevey, Bührer and Motrac/Schilter brand tractor exhibitions, the spotlight is on single-axle machines and accessories, twin-axle mowers, transporters and automotive trailers from the Swiss Rapid brand.


August 2014:
28 June - 14 September
Avalanches: White Glory, White Risk
Location: Gletschergarten (Glacier garden) Lucerne

28 June - 23 November
Landscape Paintings from Hodler till Zünd
Location: Luzern

28 June - 31 August
Oberalp Openair Express
From Andermatt over the Operalp pass to Disentis and back by train
Travel Time: 3 hours
Start Time: 12:27 hrs

28 June - 30 November
Richard Wagner Museum: God, Heroes, Criminals
Location: Lucerne

26 July - 3 August 10:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
Swiss Museum of Transport (Verkehrshaus)
Special exhibition "Rapid"
Location: Lucerne
Following the successful Hürlimann, Vevey, Bührer and Motrac/Schilter brand tractor exhibitions, the spotlight is on single-axle machines and accessories, twin-axle mowers, transporters and automotive trailers from the Swiss Rapid brand.


5 August - October 19
Ancient Celts - Graves
Location: Luzern

9 August 13:00hrs - 22:00 hrs
Holi Gaudy - colour your day
Location: Emmen

9 August - 10 August
Lido (Beach Swimming Pool & Beach) camping night
Location: Lucerne

15 August (17:00 hrs), 16 August (14:00 hrs -)
Funk at the Lake
Location: Lucerne

15 August - 14 September
Lucerne Festival
Location: Lucerne
Nestled on idyllic Lake Lucerne in one of the world's most beautiful Old Towns, every year the city becomes a meeting place for leading performers from all over the globe – famous orchestras, legendary conductors, virtuoso soloists – who convene to celebrate a festival of sound


Of course there are many more activities you can do such as taking the boat across the lake Lucerne, etc. Just see the references list below.

References:
Calendar of Events: Lucerne
MySwitzerland Events

If I missed an exiting event on one of the week-ends during summer please
contact me at petepalme@gmail.com


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Monday, July 8, 2013

The Best Time to Drive or Travel through the Gotthard Road Tunnel - Forecast

The Touring Club Switzerland (TCS) will do a forecast on a daily and weekly basis and for the summer holiday season.

Forecast for summer 2014 now available. First Page School Holidays in Switzerland and on second page forecast of traffic - please see explanation of the colour code used below:
Color code of the forecast:
Black: extremely high traffic is expected (peak)
Red: very high traffic
Orange: Medium high traffic
White: normal traffic


Link to the daily and weekly forecast (in German):
Stauprognosen TCS


Here a graph showing traffic jam lenght by day of the week. Friday and Saturday are the most busiest. Color green: Direction south to Italy Color red: Direction north to Zürich Traffic jam length during summer holidays per day of the week


General patterns:
The peak traffic times for the direction to Italy during summer holiday season will be on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of July.

Also on Eastern long traffic jams can happen.

The peak traffic times for the North direction, when travelers return from Italy will last from Mid of July till Mid of August and can vary from Friday to Sunday.

Traffic Jam Profiles by gotthardjam.appspot.com for 2014:
Friday, 04 July 2014



































Saturday, 05 July 2014



































Sunday,06 July 2014 to Monday,07 July 2014:




































Friday, 11 July, 2014 peak traffic was 10 km at around 13:30 hrs:



































Saturday, 12 July 2014



































In General:
Traffic will peak most of the times between 11:00 and 14:00 hrs during such days if there is no accident. Yet this year in July 2013 the pattern has changed. Traffic peaked between 8 and 10 am in the morning and there was always a traffic jam during the night from Fridays to Saturdays averaging at around 3 km length.

Infographic on the  Gotthard and Traffic Situation in 2013.
Direction South before the north portal at Göschenen: 168 days with traffic jams
Direction North before the south portal at Airolo: 173 days with traffic
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Monday, May 27, 2013

Gotthard Tunnel Alternative Routes

6. Alternative Route: Gotthard Pass or San Bernardino A13

Gotthard Pass is open since May 21.
Webcam in Andermatt (Gotthard Pass). Source Hotel Metropol













Other alternatives:


Comparison between Gotthardtunnel and San Bernardino Pass. If you drive via Basel and you have to decide to go via Luzern / Gotthard or via Zürich and San Bernardino the differences are as follows: (Remark: Both routes will join in Bellinzona.)
Via Gotthardtunnel: 285 km to Chiasso the border town to Italy. Driving time when no traffic: 2h 55 Minutes
Via San Bernardino Pass: 368 km and driving time when no traffic 3h 45 Minutes

On a good day you can save 50 Minutes and 83 km if you go via the St. Gotthard tunnel.

If there is a traffic jam before the Gotthard Road tunnel the average waiting time is 10 minutes per kilometer.
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Gotthard Tunnel RSS News

5. Gotthard Tunnel News and Traffic News


Gotthard Tunnel Useful Links

4. Useful Links:
Motorways in Switzerland
ViaSuisse
Discussion Forum: http://www.englishforum.ch/

Gotthard Tunnel Live Traffic News in German

Traffic updates in German ViaSuisse on: Teletext , TCS (Touring Club Switzerland), searchch, Postauto

See also: Verkehrsinfo Staumeldungen

Gotthard Tunnel Live Traffic Jam Evolution

3b. Graphical Representation of the length of traffic jam before the North and South Portal of the Gotthard Tunnel:

gotthardjam.appspot.com


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