Covid-19 protective measure: Contactless temperature measurement

Brenner Base Tunnel: Breakthrough of first main tunnel below the Isarco river

About one month after construction works started, the excavation works for the first main tunnel below the riverbed of...

Mules construction site: record progress for TBM Virginia

In March, tunnel boring machine (TBM) Virginia registered a 860-m excavation record at the Mules construction site

Developing and implementing COVID safety measures

Right at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, BBT SE immediately took the evolution of the emergency situation very...

World Water Day 2021: More safety and protection with flooding forecast models

Meant for the future relief of heavy traffic volumes, the Brenner Base Tunnel project is already bringing tangible...

Alternative hiking trail opens in the Sill Gorge

The new trail which was set up makes the recreational area accessible despite the construction works

Status of the works of the Brenner Base Tunnel

The BBT tunnel system includes about 230 km of tunnels. 141 km have already been excavated.
141 km
230 km
Railway tunnel 49 km
of 120 km
Exploratory tunnel 52 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.