TEN-T Priority Axis 24: Railway axis Lyon/Genoa - Basle - Duisburg - Rotterdam/Antwerp

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Algemene projectinformatie
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'

Projectfase:  Realisatie
Modaliteit:  Spoorwegen Personen

MIT/SNIP/MIRT fase historie:

Kosten:  € 22.724 mln

Source: EU Directorate-General Energy and Transport;
'TEN-T priority axes and projects 2005'

Gemeenten in het projectgebied
Netherlands: Rotterdam
Germany: Emmerich, Duisburg, Cologne, Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Rheidt, Müllheim
Belgium: Antwerp
France: Mulhouse, Lyon
Switzerland: Basle, Bern
Italy: Novara, Milan, Genova