Austria

Brenner Base Tunnel: Breakthrough in both connecting Tunnels to Innsbruck Railway Bypass

Excavation is complete on both connecting tunnels that link the Innsbruck railway bypass, which has been operational since 1994, with the Brenner Base Tunnel. In mid-May 2017 the breakthrough of the eastern connecting tunnel took place below the town of Lans (south of Innsbruck). The breakthrough of the second connecting tunnel followed in mid-July 2017. “Now we have an underground rail link between the Inn valley and the Wipp valley”, said Prof. Konrad Bergmeister, CEO of BBT SE, speaking of this historical event.

These are the first breakthroughs of the Tulfes–Pfons construction lot, which...

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