The long interruption to train services was a result not so much of the damage from the rock fall itself but because of the need to secure the site. The remaining loose rock was blasted on June 18 and the entire face secured with heavy-duty steel nets and mats.

In the meantime, freight traffic, which normally reaches 120 trains a day on the Gotthard route, has had to be re-routed, mainly via the Lötschberg-Simplon line. Local passengers had to make do with a replacement bus service between Flüelen and Göschenen, while long-distance trains between Zürich and Milan were rerouted via the Lötschberg-Simplon route.