Derailment of freight train (22nd Dec) and closure of Brenner axis (until 4th Jan)

Due to the derailment of a freight train between Brenner and Steinach (among Gries and St. Jodok) on the evening of 22 December, 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 originally forecast. The removal of the accident site and the reconstruction of the line can only be carried out by rail. Work is running 7/24 and the re-construction works of the track (2.500m) and the catenary startetd yesterday and are progressing well.

ÖBB Infrastructure plans to put one track back into operation on 4th January, presumably at the 12:00 am/noon. 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.For important informations during the closure of the „Brenner Service-Stelle“ the following adresses are reachable:

Betriebsführungszentrale Innsbruck Coordinator Operations, Tel. 0043 1 93000 860 4510, Betriebsführungszentrale Villach Coordinator Operations, Tel. 0043 1 93000 855 1200,

"Brenner Service-Stelle" is again available and engaged for the coordination of train paths via Brenner from 2nd January 2018, 08:00 on:
Brenner-Service-Stelle Tel. 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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