Zurich Cross-City Link

Following some six years of construction, the 9.6-kilometre cross-city link was completely opened in 2015 and now helps to reduce congestion by connecting Oerlikon and Altstetten through a direct connection. The construction consists of the new Löwenstrasse underground-through-station, two new bridges between Zurich’s main station and Altstetten to the west and the Weinberg tunnel to the east, which passes under the River Limmat and the Zürichberg mountain, ending some five kilometres later as it approaches Oerlikon. The construction is accompanied by an additional underground shopping mall.

Responsible engineers: Basler & Hofmann, Pöyry Schweiz AG (ZALO).