The Brenner Base Tunnel: a connecting project

The CEOs and all BBT SE personnel came together for a company plenary event at the Hapsburg Fortress in Fortezza.


Works on the Schindlergraben in Fortezza completed

The Regional Office for Torrent and Avalanche Control North of the Province of Bolzano was able to use BBT compensation...

BBT compensation measures: High-water protection measures for the Isarco river

Using the BBT fund for compensation measures, the Provincial Dept. for mountain stream control and avalanche barrier...

Large-scale emergency drill in the Brenner Base Tunnel

Medical, firefighting and law enforcement personnel train for an emergency

Swift Progress on the Works in the Brenner Base Tunnel 1,000-Metre mark reached on the north stretch of the exploratory tunnel, part of the Pfons-Brenner lot

Steinach am Brenner – The stretch of the exploratory tunnel in the H51 “Pfons-Brenner” lot is about 9 km long. It is...

Status of the works of the Brenner Base Tunnel

The BBT tunnel system includes about 230 km of tunnels. 118 km have already been excavated.
118 km
230 km
Railway tunnel 35 km
of 120 km
Exploratory tunnel 44 km
of 61 km
Other tunnels 39 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.