BBT SE

Did you know …


... that BBT SE is a public limited-liability company according to European law (legal structure "SE")?

... that the European-level signalling system ERMTS II will be installed?

... that connecting tunnels are located every 333 m between the two main tunnels?

... that 32,000 m of prospection boreholes were drilled as part of the project planning?



Did you know …

... that the BBT is exclusively a railway tunnel?

... that the longest underground railway connenction in the world is being built below the Brenner massif?

... that the Brenner Base Tunnel will be 64 km long?

... that both freight and passenger trains will travel through the BBT?

... that the works will last until 2025?

... that the tunnel will start operations in December 2026?

... that the BBT is the heart of the Scandinavian - Mediterranean TEN-Corridor Nr. 5?

... that the BBT is one of the priority infrastructure projectes in the EU?

... that the EU is financing about one third of the costs?

... that this is the highest level of co-financing ever granted by the EU for an infrastructure project?

... that BBT SE is a public limited-liability company according to European law (legal structure "SE")?

... that the company's shares are held equally by the Republics of Austria and Italy?

... that the Brenner, at 1,371 m, is the lowest Alpine pass?

... that 40% of transalpine freight traffic moves over the Brenner Pass?

... that the tunnel consists of two single-track main tubes?

... that there are four lateral access tunnels (Ampass, Ahrental, Wolf/Steinach, Mauls)?

... that connecting tunnels are located every 333 m between the two main tunnels?

... that 3 Emergency stops are being built (Innsbruck, St. Jodok, Trens)?

... that 32,000 m of prospection boreholes were drilled as part of the project planning?

... that the work on the BBT in Austria and Italy is fully underway?

... that about 36 km of the tunnel have already been excavated (at March 2015 levels)?

... that this corresponds to about 16% of the total tunnel kilometres?

... that the main tunnel tubes are already being built?

... that 30% of the BBT will be built using blasting and 70% using a tunnel boring machine?

... that conveyor belts carry the excavated material underground to the deposits?

... that up to one third of the muck can be reused as a natural resource for the tunnel construction?

... that the water quality is constantly checked at about 1,350 different measuring points along the project route?

... that the BBT intersects four different types of rock: quartz phyllites, schists, gneiss and granite?

... that passenger trains will travel through the tunnel at speeds of more than 220 km/h?

... that the operational speed for freight traffic is 120 km/h?

... that a train will take 25 minutes to travel through the tunnel?

... that the journey time from Innsbruck to Fortezza will therefore be reduced from 80 to 25 minutes?

... that the BBT opens up the opportunity for more capacity for short-distance-traffic on the existing line?

... that the railway traction power supply is 25 kV 50 Hz?

... that the European-level signalling system ERMTS II will be installed?