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.

The...

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...

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...

The Brenner Base Tunnel company has new leadership

Starting on September 18th, 2019, two well-known rail experts, Martin Gradnitzer and Gilberto Cardola will take the helm...

Status of the works of the Brenner Base Tunnel

The BBT tunnel system includes about 230 km of tunnels. 116 km have already been excavated.
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116 km
230 km
Railway tunnel 34 km
of 120 km
Exploratory tunnel 43 km
of 61 km
Other tunnels 39 km
of 49 km
64
kilometres
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.
2027
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.
250
km/h
Passenger trains will travel through the tunnel at a top speed of 250 km/h.
1.350
measuring stations
Water quality is monitored at 1,350 measuring stations all along the project area.
25
minutes
The trip from Innsbruck to Fortezza takes 80 minutes today. The trip through the BBT will take only 25 minutes.