Austria

Brenner Base Tunnel: Ampass Access Tunnel

Following completion of the 1.8 km long Mauls access tunnel, working is currently forging ahead on the Wolf and Ahrental (2.4 km) access tunnels. After lengthy preparations, work commenced on the 1.4 km long Ampass access tunnel at the beginning of May 2012. Prior to this the portal zone was produced by dig-and-cast for undertunnelling the L283 highway. Two lay-bys and 2 turning recesses were driven on account of the small excavated cross-section. The first 300 m of the tunnel penetrates soft ground, which was consequently tackled by excavators and secured by shotcrete and anchors. Then...

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Shotcreting at the Tulfes-Pfons Section

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Completion of Ventilation Shaft

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Brenner Base Tunnel: Largest Contract Section awarded on Austrian Side of Project

With the awarding of the largest contract section on the Austrian side of the project, Pfons–Brenner, a significant step has been taken in accomplishing the longest underground rail link, the Brenner...

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Brenner Base Tunnel: Largest Contract Section awarded on Austrian Side of Project

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