Fortezza-Ponte Gardena railway

Section extending from Brenner Base Tunnel

High Speed Railways

Progress status


Data updated to September 2021

Ponte Gardena, Italy
SDG Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile
Climate action Climate action
Industry innovation and infrastructure Industry innovation and infrastructure

NEW CONTRACT: March 2021

The project involves the design and build of a section of a high-capacity railway extending from the Brenner Base Tunnel for 22.5 kilometres between Fortezza and Ponte Gardena on the Italian side of the Alps. The Brenner, which is still under construction, will be the longest railway tunnel in the world at 64 kilometres under the Alps and become a key part of Europe’s sustainable mobility network that will include a connection between Verona, Italy, and Munich, Germany via Innsbruck, Austria.

The project will quadruple, mostly underground, the Verona-Fortezza line at the southern end of the Brenner along the Munich-Verona railway axis, reducing significantly travel times for trains carrying people and goods. It will include underground interconnections and other works at Ponte Gardena.


The contract is the latest in a series that will contribute to improving sustainable mobility in Italy and is forecast to lead to the creation of 15,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly, as well as along the entire supply chain and across the local economy.