Isarco River Underpass construction site: the first track of the existing railway line has been shifted

On January 10th, 2021 the first northbound track of the existing Brenner railway line has been shifted.

Isarco underpass construction site: first breakthrough under the Isarco river

The first breakthrough through the frozen soil under the Isarco river took place on Friday, November 6th at 3:30 p.m.

The service provider ‘Innsbrucker Kommunalbetriebe’ and BBT SE realised a new power station at Ahrental valley

The successful implementation of the common project is of uttermost importance for the BBT construction phase.

Two big...

Isarco river underpass construction site: tunnelling under the river has begun

After months of preparation on the Isarco River Underpass construction site, the excavation of the first metres of...

BBT begins the works of the Sill Gorge construction lot

• Complex construction works will provide the link between the Brenner Base Tunnel and the central station in Innsbruck ...

Status of the works of the Brenner Base Tunnel

The BBT tunnel system includes about 230 km of tunnels. 136 km have already been excavated.
136 km
230 km
Railway tunnel 45 km
of 120 km
Exploratory tunnel 51 km
of 61 km
Other tunnels 40 km
of 49 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.
The construction work and the railway outfitting of the Brenner Base Tunnel should be completed by 2027. After that, there will be a year of test operations. The tunnel will become fully operational in December of 2028.
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.