The Brenner Base Tunnel and the New Brenner Railway are a project of the Trans-European Networks – in short, TEN. The aim is to connect European countries optimally and to contribute to a more environmental-friendly and efficient organisation of traffic. The transportation of cargo is to be shifted to the railway and public passenger transportation is to become more attractive. The TEN Axis No. 1 runs from Berlin to Palermo.
The Brenner Base Tunnel between Innsbruck and Franzensfeste is the core element of the entire TEN Axis 1. With impressive pictures and the aid of interviews with experts, the film – starting with the current traffic situation at the Brenner, which is disproportionately divided – steers us right into the Brenner Base Tunnel. Its construction engineering is described as well as the measures taken for environmental protection and tunnel safety. An outlook on the future use and benefits of the BBT shows the viewer how the alpine region between Munich and Verona embarks upon the “mobility of tomorrow”.