The Val Pusteria / Pustertal railway

Rail traffic suspended for several days

Pusteria/Pustertal valley: extensive construction and maintenance work

On Sunday 30 October, there will be no trains in the entire Pusteria/Pustertal valley all day. Train services between Brunico/Bruneck and San Candido/Innichen will remain suspended until 4 November.

Due to a series of extensive construction and maintenance works, there will be lengthy interruptions to rail traffic in the Pusteria/Pustertal valley over the course of the coming days. On Sunday 30 October, the entire train line between Fortezza/Franzensfeste and San Candido/Innichen will be closed, with all trains suspended that day. Train services between San Candido/Innichen and the border will be suspended from 9 in the morning until 12 noon.

Eastern Pusteria/Pustertal valley: tracks closed until 4 November

The section between Brunico/Bruneck and San Candido/Innichen will remain closed from Monday 31 October to Friday 4 November in order to complete the construction works on the railway bridge at Valdaora di Sopra/Oberolang. Following heavy rainfall in November 2019, a landslide had washed out the railway line. At the time, the damaged area was repaired provisionally. Now it will be permanently secured with a bridge-supporting structure. To complete the works, the tracks between Brunico/Bruneck and San Candido/Innichen will have to remain closed for several days. In an attempt to limit the inconvenience, after consulting with the infrastructure manager RFI, a school holiday week was chosen.

Rail replacement services: Replacement buses will run every half hour on weekdays and every hour on Sundays and public holidays.

Please note:

  • They will call at most train stations – with some exceptions. To find out more, please check the timetables of the 400B line, i.e. the replacement bus service.
  • Due to the train rotation system, the R 1885 service to Brunico/Bruneck departing from Fortezza/Franzensfeste at 18:20 will be suspended on Monday 31 as well as on the following Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. A replacement bus service will be available.
  • Once the construction and maintenance works are completed, the trains will temporarily only be able to travel at reduced speed along several sections of the line. We therefore expect delays in rail traffic throughout the Pusteria/Pustertal valley during the next few days.

Further redevelopment work

In cooperation with the rail network operator RFI, STA – Strutture Trasporto Alto Adige SpA/ Südtiroler Transportstrukturen AG – will use the days during which the track are closed to carry out urgent repair and maintenance work at a number of stations: In San Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen and Brunico Nord/Bruneck Nord, for example, the platform roof will be refurbished, and in the latter the platform will also be repaired. At Perca/Percha station, the roof of the footbridge, which was damaged during storms last August, will be rebuilt.

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