CFL held their second press conference in a week to provide updates on the renovation work currently being carried out on the Schiebourg Tunnel, following last year's landslide.

CFL representatives said they understood the concerns expressed by residents, but there was no alternative at present. It was noted that replacement bus services take longer to complete the journeys than by train.

The railway company's spokespeople declined to say when the tunnel is likely to reopen, hinting that there may be further developments revealed next week.

The work in the tunnel has proved to be more complicated than originally anticipated, in part because the unstable section of ground above the tunnel is far larger than the original estimates. Instead of 11 drilling points, engineers now have to complete 59, with cement to be injected once drilling is complete.

A report on the landslide in Burden is set to be published next week, according to CFL.


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