TEN-T Priority Axis 24: Railway axis Lyon/Genoa - Basle - Duisburg - Rotterdam/Antwerp
27-10-2010 EC herbekijkt financiering 92 trans-Europese infrastructuurprojecten
14-06-2010 Europees netwerk van spoorgoederencorridors weer stap dichterbij
21-10-2009 500 miljoen euro voor het trans-Europese vervoersnetwerk
Developing a rail axis through Europe's economic core from the North Sea to
the Mediterranean will help rebalance the modal split in one of the most
densely populated and industrialised areas in Europe. While also important for
passenger transport, the long-term goal is the development of a rail-freight
corridor with dedicated rail-freight lines.
What is the axis?
This axis is of major importance for north-south traffic, linking
the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp with that of Genoa. The
focus is on the Rotterdam-Genoa link, but there is also a western
branch linking Mulhouse-Dijon-Lyons. Work includes the
construction of new high-speed lines (300 km/h) in France
(southern and eastern branches of the 'TGV Rhin-Rhône'), and in
Germany (Karlsruhe-Basle and Frankfurt airport-Mannheim).
Existing lines will be upgraded to enhance their freight capacity,
including connecting the Betuwe line (see axis No 5) to the
German network, the line from Lyons to Müllheim, and the lines
from the port of Genoa to the rail crossings of Switzerland.
Furthermore, a new dedicated freight line (the 'Iron Rhine') will
be built from Antwerp port to the German network. All the
sections concern lines with between two and four tracks.
What are its expected benefits?
The project will help promote a significant modal shift for both
freight and passengers. The different sections will remove several
billion tonne-kilometres of freight from the roads every year, and
hundreds of millions of passenger-kilometres from the road and
air. It will contribute to improving air-rail passenger intermodality
and rail-sea freight intermodality, by linking to airports
and several of Europe's biggest sea ports.
Source: EU Directorate-General Energy and Transport; 'TEN-T priority axes and projects 2005'Project-eigenschappen:Projectfase:
Spoorwegen PersonenMIT/SNIP/MIRT fase historie:
€ 22.724 mln
Source: EU Directorate-General Energy and Transport; 'TEN-T priority axes and projects 2005' Gemeenten in het projectgebiedNetherlands
: Emmerich, Duisburg, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Rheidt, Müllheim
: Mulhouse, Lyon
: Basle, Bern
: Novara, Milan, Genova