The new EU infrastructure policy will put in place a powerful European transport network across 28 Member States to promote growth and competitiveness. It will connect East with West and replace today’s transport patchwork with a network that is genuinely European. The core network will be established by 2030.
The new policy establishes, for the first time, a core transport network built on 9 major corridors: 2 North-South corridors, 3 East West corridors; and 4 diagonal corridors. The core network will transform East West connections, remove bottlenecks, upgrade infrastructure and streamline cross border transport operations for passengers and businesses throughout the EU. It will improve connections between different modes of transport and contribute to the EU's climate change objectives.
Financing for transport infrastructure will triple for the period 2014-2020 to €26 billion. This EU funding will be tightly focused on the core transport network where there is most EU added value. To prioritise East West connections, almost half the total EC transport infrastructure funding (€11.3 billion Euro from the Connecting Europe Facility, CEF) will be ring-fenced only for cohesion countries.
Transport infrastructure is fundamental for the smooth operation of the internal market, for the mobility of persons and goods and for the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the European Union. The EU 27 comprises 5.000.000 km of paved roads, out of which 65.100 km are motorways, 212.800 km of rail lines (of which 110.458 km electrified), and 42.709 km of navigable inland waterways.
€350 million to fund key TEN-T projects11/12/2013
TEN-T: new projects under the 2012 call14/11/2013
New EU infrastructure policy 17/10/2013
Financial Engineering Workshop 27/11/2013
Ten-t Days 2013: Connecting Europe "On the move to the new Ten-t"16/10/2013 - 18/10/2013
TEN-T Days 2011 "Connecting Europe: Putting Europe's economy on the move", Antwerp29/11/2011 - 30/11/2011
Commission Working Document: Consultation on the Future Trans-European Transport Network04/05/2010 - 15/09/2010