Over 3,800 visitors at the "Open Day" on the Isarco construction site

On Sunday, September 24, the 6th edition of the annual "Open Day" took place. More than 3,800 people took the opportunity to visit the construction sites of the Brenner Base Tunnel and to find out about the construction progress.

It was a premiere for the construction site Isarco river underpass: for the first time it was made accessible to the public, and promptly it met with great interest in the population.
As usual, the day began with a Holy Mass. Subsequently, all interested persons were given the chance to take 30-minute guided tours through the tunnels of the construction site Isarco. They also experienced a "laser show" as well as the simulation of a blast. It was also possible to visit the Mules construction site, on bus tours guided by BBT SE staff. There, the current work was explained in detail. In particular, some of the components of the tunnel boring machine could be admired in Mules. The impressive machine will start operation northwards in the exploratory tunnel within a few months. The guided tours took place uninterruptedly until the late afternoon.

Another highlight was the mini-train "BBT-Express", which took the visitors on a tour across the northern part of the Isarco construction site. There, the shafts necessary for the crossing of the river Isarco are currently being built.

A varied programme entertained the guests throughout the day. This year, the "Roadshow Electromobility" was a highly appreciated novelty, which enabled visitors to test drive electric cars for free.

The visitors, which had arrived even from abroad, were enthusiastic: proof of the continuing great interest in this important European project.