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A8 Soliwald tunnel

A8 Soliwald tunnel

Within the scope of the “Bernese Oberland Tunnel Safety” programme, the Soliwald tunnel near Brienzwiler is to be equipped with an escape gallery. Construction was initiated in spring 2019 and will take approximately 18 months.

 Soliwald Tunnel

The Soliwald tunnel is also to be equipped with an escape gallery. The construction work on an emergency exit in the middle of the tunnel was initiated in spring 2019. An approximately 200 metre long escape gallery will lead to an exit portal situated slightly to the south of the intersection between Anderdorfgasse and Brünigstrasse. The gallery is expected to be ready for use by the middle of 2020.


  • Opening of Soliwald tunnel: 6 July 1995
  • Length of tunnel: 560 metres
  • Duration of construction of escape gallery: 2019 to 2020
  • Costs for construction of escape gallery: Approx. 7.6 million Swiss francs