The Tauern Line
Together with the Brenner Corridor, the Tauern Line from Salzburg to Villach is the most important transalpine connection in Austria and thus a primary corridor of the Alp crossing. At the heart of this line is the approximately 81 kilometre-long Tauern railway from Schwarzach-St. Veit to Spittal/Drau.
In order to increase speeds from 70 km/h to 100-110 km/h and route capacity above all for cargo traffic, a far-reaching upgrade of the previously single-tracked line to two tracks was required. Thanks to massive investments since 1970, a good portion of the route has been upgraded to two tracks.