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Brenner Base Tunnel:
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Phase:  Planning
Modality:  Rail (People transport), Rail (Freight transport)
Country:  Austria
Cost:  € 5.400 mln

The European Commission is currently co-financing 50% of the studies and preparatory works for the preparation of the project. So far it has put around € 40 million into the project. Target date for putting into service the tunnel is 2015.

Work on the pilot tunnel will begin at the end of 2006 under the "Quick Start" programme, with 50% EU-cofinancing.

EU Directorate-General Energy and Transport;
'TEN-T priority axes and projects 2005'

EU Press Release IP/05/781

Infrasite Project News:
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04-12-2009 Marguerite pan-European infrastructure fund launched
21-10-2009 EU invests first part of 500 mln TEN-T funding in infrastructure works
22-07-2009 EU renews mandates coordinators trans-European transport network
14-10-2008 Annual reports 2007-08 Trans-European Transport Network
19-05-2008 TEN-T and Natura 2000: the way forward
27-02-2008 Road infrastructure management without red tape
11-01-2008 New Instrument to Finance European Transport Network
18-10-2007 European Railway Award 2007
11-09-2007 Second annual reports TEN-t network
23-05-2007 Financial aid for transport and energy networks
10-05-2007 EC organises TEN-T Days
09-05-2007 EU transport infrastructure needs new finance sources
30-06-2006 Brenner Tunnel: start construction exploratory gallery
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