The Brenner Base Tunnel is the centrepiece project of Priority Project 1, Railway axis Berlin-Verona/Milano-Bologna-Napoli-Messina-Palermo.
The Southern Access will complete the Brenner Corridor in Italy. It consists of a new double-track rail line parallel to the existing one, stretching from Verona to Fortezza, which will allow the transfer of a significant part of the heavy goods transport from road to rail.
The project aims mainly to finance the completion of the preliminary design and the final design phase of two sections:
- Section 1: Fortezza-Ponte Gardena
- Section 4: Access to Verona
Moreover, some preliminary works are also envisaged in Ponte Gardena to facilitate the future implementation of Section 1.
State of progress on 31 December 2011:
The preliminary design of Section 1 "Fortezza-Ponte Gardena" was approved in 2010, and the final design is currently ongoing.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
Percentage of EU support:
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This project was also looked at during the Mid-Term Review of the 2007-2013 TEN-T Multi-Annual Work Programme.
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Member States involved:
Start date: November 2008
End date: December 2015
Republic of Italy
Rete Ferroviaria Italiana S.p.A
Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
European Commission, DG MOVE