Brenner Base Tunnel - Mules 2-3 Lot

A railway tunnel that will connect Italy to Austria

High Speed Railways

Start of works

September 2016

Progress status

65%

Data updated to September 2021

Brenner, Italy
SDG Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
Climate action Climate action
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Main section of the Italian side of the Brenner Base Tunnel

The project refers to the construction of the main section of the Italian side of the Brenner Base Tunnel, the joint Italian-Austrian project to build a railway tunnel that will connect Italy to Austria. The work is part of the project to upgrade the Munich-Verona railway line. Once completed, it will be the longest underground railway link in the world.

Technical data

Concrete

2,000,000m3

Traditional excavation

20km

Mechanized excavation

46km

The project refers to the construction of the main section of the Italian side of the Brenner Base Tunnel, the joint Italian-Austrian project to build a railway tunnel that will connect Italy to Austria.

The work is part of the project to upgrade the Munich-Verona railway line. Once completed, it will be the longest underground railway link in the world.

The Mules 2-3 Lot involves building approximately 75 kilometers of tunnels, of different sections, (an exploratory tunnel, 2 main line tunnels, cross tunnels and the emergency stop, including the related access tunnel), partly excavated with the traditional method, and partly with the use of TBMs.

Sustainability

Advantages and benefits of the work

Travel time reduction

-69%

C02 emissions avoided per year

172,000 t

Passengers expected per year

181,000