On 27 September 1992, 64 per cent of Swiss voters come out in favour of the NRLA proposal. In so doing, they give the green light for construction of the new Arth-Goldau-Lugano line including the Gotthard and Monte Ceneri tunnels, as well as the Frutigen-Rhône Valley line through the Lötschberg. They also give their backing to new lines to connect western Switzerland to the European rail network and bring eastern Switzerland into the project. The three referendum committees are defeated. Their arguments revolve around the vast growth of through traffic, the use of fuel duties to fund the project, and the destruction of nature.
« There is no realistic alternative to the NRLA. »Federal Council, Comments on the referendum