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Table 1 Main infrastructures constituting the Brenner corridor

From: Options for reducing external costs from freight transport along the Brenner corridor

Infrastructure Length Management Infrastructural features Limits set Ongoing projects
Brenner Railway 120 km Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) [Italian Railway Network] Structure: double track;
Gauge: 1435 mm;
Power supply: electricity (3000 V);
Stations: 15 (4 main; 6 intermediate; 5 local);
Maximum slope: 25‰
Varies according to train classification New High-Capacity/High-Speed Helsinki-La Valletta Palermo Railway, Brenner Base Tunnel
A22 Motorway 116 km Autostrada del Brennero S.p.A. Structure: dual carriageway, 2 lanes in each direction
Maximum slope: 45.9‰
Tollbooths: 24
Safety Centres: 6
Service Centres: 6
Service Areas: 22
Variable Message Signs: 105
Light vehicles:
130 km/h (Modena-Bolzano);
110 km/h (Bolzano-Brenner)
Heavy vehicles:
80 km/h
60 km/h (between 54 km and 85 km)
BrennerLEC (2015–2021)
C-ROADS Italy (2017–2020)
URSA MAJOR II (2014–2018)
SS12 state road 120 km Autonomous Province of Bolzano Structure: single carriageway, 1 lane in each direction
Maximum slope: 45.9‰
Connections with the A22 motorway: 9
Traffic detection stations: 11
Light vehicles:
90 km/h (variable)
Heavy vehicles:
80–50 km/h Brenner-Vipiteno (maximum limit of 20 t southbound)
80–50 km/h Bressanone Varna-Bressanone Albes: maximum limit of 7.5 t
Risk mitigation works
Ring roads and Bressanone, Varna, Bronzolo, Laives, and Pineta di Laives tunnels