Technical Excursion "Semmering Base tunnel"

On Wednesday, 18 April 2018 the excursion takes place.
To reserve a space a registration is necessary (in connection with the congress registration)!
The maximum number of participants is 50. Duration: 13.00 – approx. 18.00
Presentation and guided tour only in German!
A reservation for " Semmering Base Tunnel" has to be made in advance together with the official congress registration!
Participation only with a valid voucher!

Semmering Base tunnel

The Semmering Base Tunnel, one of the most important major infrastructure projects in the heart of Austria and Europe, is a key project of the new southern section.

From 2026, this technical masterpiece introduces the new dimension of travel on the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor. This is because travelers can travel quickly, comfortably and safely by train from Vienna to Graz in around two hours. From then on, the goods will also be transported efficiently and effortlessly to their destination via the approximately 27-kilometer-long rail tunnel. What has so far been experienced on the Western route with attractive travel times and dense train intervals, will soon be implemented on the southern route. Thanks to the Semmering Base Tunnel, the railway will now be able to compete with cars and trucks on the north-south link in Austria.
This project of the century requires sophisticated construction logistics so that the project can be implemented as quickly, cost-efficiently and safely as possible. For geological and structural reasons, the Semmering base tunnel is being built in several sections - the so-called intermediate attacks. From there, tunneling takes place. These three major tunneling sections are complex structures deep inside the mountain, and already all three under construction. From all sides is now intensively drilled, blown up and dug. Extensive preparatory work in the area of the tunnel portals Gloggnitz and Mürzzuschlag enable the integration of the existing line into the new line and create the conditions for tunneling.

Learn during the excursion, how a major project of this dimension is created and what technical masterpiece behind the project stands. The visit to the information world Semmering Base Tunnel gives you an insight into the construction process and brings you closer to the fascination of the construction site Semmering Base Tunnel.


Technical Excursion "Semmering Base tunnel" 30,00 € inkl. VAT.

Wednesday ,
18 April 2018

13:00 - ~18:00

Bustransfer - Meeting Point

Main Entrance Austria Center Vienna
Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1
1220 Vienna
(underground station U1
"Vienna International Center")