Wanted: Names for the tunnel boring machines in the Brenner Base Tunnel! Send in your suggestions now and win!

Two new tunnel boring machines will be used in the "Pfons-Brenner" construction lot from autumn 2024. We’re looking for...

Construction site safety: a top priority at BBT SE

In a large infrastructure project such as the Brenner Base Tunnel, it is essential to ensure the safety of workers above...

Compensation measures: Navisbach project and design of the outlet of the Padasterbach river

The Brenner Base Tunnel project focuses on the construction of a sustainable, future-oriented infrastructure. The...

Construction lot H21 Sill Gorge: all tunnelling works completed

Another important stage in the H21 Sillschlucht construction lot was reached at the end of November 2023. After a...

Status of the works of the Brenner Base Tunnel

The BBT tunnel system includes about 230 km of tunnels. 166 km have already been excavated.
166 km
230 km
Railway tunnel 68 km
Exploratory tunnel 55 km
Other tunnels 43 km
This is the length of the Brenner Base Tunnel and the Innsbruck bypass with which it links south of Aldrans. This will make it the longest underground railway connection in the world.
Passenger trains will travel through the tunnel at a top speed of 250 km/h.
measuring stations
Water quality is monitored at 1,350 measuring stations all along the project area.
The trip from Innsbruck to Fortezza takes 80 minutes today. The trip through the BBT will take only 25 minutes.