Austria

Safety technical Equipment for the Arlberg Railway Tunnel

One of the Austrian Federal Railways’ (ÖBB Infrastruktur AG) biggest safety technical projects is being tackled in the 10.5 km long twin-track Arlberg railway tunnel (built between 1879 and 1894) between Langen and St. Anton. Two part-projects are being carried out one after the other while services with up to 90 trains per day are still running. The total costs for the “safety-technical Furnishing of the Arlberg Tunnel” will amount to 215 mill. euros.

First of all during the period between September 2004 and July 2007 six evacuation and rescue galleries were produced in the form of...

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