Switzerland

Renewal of the Albula Tunnel

The Albula Tunnel is located on the Chur-Thusis-St.Moritz/Chur-Thusis-Pontresina-Tirano route. Since 2008, it has been part of the UNESCO world heritage “Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina District”. Situated at 1,800 m ASL it is the highest Alpine standard-gauge railway tunnel.

After 110 years of service the Rhaetian Railway’s (RhB) 5,860 m long Albula Tunnel urgently needs to be refurbished. After thoroughly scrutinizing the alternatives “maintenance” and “new development” the operator decided in favour of building a new second tunnel bore and redeveloping the existing one. The deciding...

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