Nestled under the Alps and the Italian-Austrian border, the Brenner Base Tunnel is poised to be the longest underground railway connection in the world. The $11 billion megaproject, which has been floated around for centuries, is both a wild engineering feat and a critical project in the EU’s effort to connect itself, known as the Trans-European Transport Network.
This corridor will link ports in Scandinavia to ports in the Mediterranean, as well as connect Germany’s economy with Italy’s.
WSJ explores the opportunities this tunnel will open between the regions and how the EU’s effort to connect itself across borders aims to strengthen its global posture.
0:00 The Brenner Base Tunnel
0:42 How the tunnel will be beneficial
3:07 Cutting freight route times
3:55 Construction sites
4:59 Cost of the megaproject
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