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150th Anniversary of the Frejus tunnel

150th Anniversary of the Frejus tunnel

14 October 2021

On the 6 and 7 October, a workshop has been organised by the Academy of Sciences of Torino, in partnership with the Politecnic Institute of Torino to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Frejus tunnel. The first railway tunnel under the Alpes, 12.6 km long, inaugurated in September 1871.

At this occasion have been demonstrated the innovation techniques used at that time and notably the pneumatic rock drilling machine and the continuous development in the tunnelling industry.

ITA was represented by Giuseppe Lunardi, Vice President and Olivier Vion, Executive Director. Prof Pelizza, ITA former President, Daniele Peila, ITA former Vice President, Michel Deffayet, AFTES President and Andrea Pigorini SIG President participated as well. 

The workshop is available on Youtube

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4