Information on Brenner closure until 4th January

Due to the derailment of a freight train between Brenner and Steinach (among Gries and St. Jodok) on the evening of December 22nd, the line is currently completely closed.

Due to the winter weather conditions (frost) and the location of the accident site in an inaccessible area, the repair work is difficult and takes longer than initially forecast. The removal of the accident site and the reconstruction of the line can only be carried out by rail.

Work is running 24/7. The reconstruction of the track (2.500m) as well as of the catenary started yesterday and is progressing well.

ÖBB Infrastructure plans to put one piece of the track back into operation on January 4th, presumably at noon (12h00). The second track is supposed to be accessible again on January 8th.

The diversion traffic runs mainly along the Tauern axis. Individual trains could also be re-routed via Switzerland.


Netzleitung SBB, 0041 512 25 08 60


For important informations during the closure of the „Brenner Service-Stelle“ the following adresses are reachable:
Betriebsführungszentrale Innsbruck Betriebskoordinator, 0043 1 93000 860 4510,
Betriebsführungszentrale Villach Betriebskoordinator, 0043 1 93000 855 1200,

“Brenner Service-Stelle” will be available for the coordination of train paths via Bthe renner from 2nd January 2018, 08h00 am on:
Brenner-Service-Stelle 0043 1 93000 8629 381

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the listed contacts of ÖBB Infra!


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