Brenner Base Tunnel: Access Routes and Tunnel Start-Up

The 55 km long Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) represents the core of the new Munich-Verona route on the trans-European network (TEN) and is due to open in 2025. It is estimated to cost 8.2 b. euros of which the European Union will contribute 27 % of the total with Austria and Italy sharing the remainder. The BBT project includes the building of access routes in the north (New Lower Inn Valley Railway) and south between Franzenfeste and Verona. The planning for contract section 1 of the new BBT southern access route, which was decided on by the Committee for Economic Planning (CIPE) will be...

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