article in Der Spiegel here -
the headline -
December 31, 2006
THE ALPINE MEGA-TUNNEL
Elevator to the Underworld
By Samiha Shafy
The world's longest railway tunnel, currently being built through the Swiss Alps, is impressive enough in its own right. But the construction project's most spectacular feature will be a train station in the heart of the mountain, from where tourists will shoot up to the surface in a high-speed elevator.
a few graphics from the article -
The Gotthard tunnel will greatly cut travel times between Zürich and Milan.
From the "Porta Alpina", passengers will have easy access to the ski slopes.
The elevator will carry tourists 800 meters to the surface.