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Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor

 

Gdynia – Gdańsk – Katowice/Sławków

Gdańsk – Warszawa – Katowice

Katowice – Ostrava – Brno – Wien

Szczecin/Świnoujście –  Poznań – Wrocław – Ostrava

Katowice – Žilina – Bratislava – Wien

Wien – Graz– Villach – Udine – Trieste

Udine – Venezia – Padova – Bologna – Ravenna

Graz – Maribor –Ljubljana – Koper/Trieste

 

The Baltic-Adriatic Corridor is one of the most important trans-European road and railway axes.

It connects the Baltic with the Adriatic Sea, through industrialized areas between Southern Poland (Upper Silesia), Vienna and Bratislava, the Eastern Alpine region and Northern Italy.

It comprises important railway projects such as Semmering base tunnel and Koralm railway in Austria and cross-border sections between Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia

Mr Kurt Bodewig is the European Coordinator for the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor.

Map: Baltic-Adriatic Corridor pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

The overall TEN-T corridor map pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

 

Description

This 2400 km long corridor will connect the Baltic ports in Poland with the ports of the Adriatic Sea. It starts at the harbours of Gdansk and Gdynia, connecting via strong economic centres like Warsaw, Vienna and Venice to Trieste and Ravenna. The corridor has some branches from Szczecin to Katowice, from Graz via Udine to Trieste as well as via Ljubljana to Trieste/Koper. The corridor will provide better access to Baltic and Adriatic seaports for the economic centres in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria. It encompasses the present Priority Projects 23 and 25 and Rail Freight Corridor 5 (Gdansk-Ravenna).

Main missing links

The main missing links of the Baltic – Adriatic Corridor are the cross-border sections and the Semmering- and Koralm tunnels in Austria for the Alpine crossing.

The multimodal cross-border connections between Vienna, Bratislava, Ostrava and Katowice need upgrading. Traffic management systems must be developed along the corridor and multimodal connections with the ports should also be developed.

Success stories

During the last decade some road and rail sections along the Baltic-Adriatic-Corridor have been upgraded, renovated or build in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia. In Austria the works to eliminate bottlenecks or missing links started or are close to being terminated:

  • The building of the new Vienna railway station is going to be finished by 2015. The station was already partly opened in 2012.
  • The works at the 30 km long Koralm-Tunnel started in April 2011. This tunnel will provide the first direct rail link between Klagenfurt and Graz in Austria. Once operational in 2022, the travelling time from Vienna to Klagenfurt will be shortened from 4 to 2.5 hours. The travel time between Warsaw and Klagenfurt will be reduced by over 3 hours (compared to the current almost 12 hours to get from Warsaw to Klagenfurt, in 2025 it should take less than 9 hours).
  • The preparatory works at Semmering Base Tunnel (27.3 km, 230 km/hmax) started in April 2012.
  • In Italy, the so-called Pontebbana line has been double tracked, electrified and drastically improved in the 1990ies already.

 

CEF: Pre-identified projects

Gdynia - Katowice

Rail

Works

Gdynia, Gdańsk

Ports

port interconnections, (further) development of multimodal platforms

Warszawa - Katowice

Rail

Works

Wroclaw – Poznań – Szczecin/Świnoujście

Rail

Works

Świnoujście, Szczecin

Port

port interconnections

Bielsko Biala – Žilina

Road

Works

Katowice - Ostrava - Brno - Wien & Katowice - Žilina - Bratislava - Wien

Rail

works, in particular cross-border sections PL-CZ, CZ-AT, PL-SK and SK-AT, Brno-Přerov line; (further) development of multimodal platforms and airport-rail interconnections

Wien - Graz - Klagenfurt - Udine - Venezia - Ravenna

Rail

partially construction of new lines (Semmering Base Tunnel and Koralm Railway line), rail upgrading; works on-going; (further) development of multimodal platforms; upgrading of existing two-track line between Udine -  Cervignano and Trieste

Graz - Maribor - Pragersko

Rail

studies and works for second track

Trieste, Venice, Ravenna, Koper

Ports

port interconnections, (further) development of multimodal platforms

Forum Meetings 2014

  • 4th Forum Meeting of the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor, Brussels, 21 November 2014

Agenda pdf - 83 KB [83 KB]

List of participants pdf - 84 KB [84 KB]

Powerpoint presentation: Baltic-Adriatic Final Draft Report pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]

Powerpoint presentation: Innovation & New Technologies pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Powerpoint presentation: ITS deployment pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

  • 1st meeting of the working group of the Regions along the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, Brussels, 20 November 2014

Agenda pdf - 42 KB [42 KB]

List of participants pdf - 23 KB [23 KB]

Powerpoint presentation: Baltic-Adriatic Final Draft Report pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

Powerpoint presentation: Conclusions pdf - 125 KB [125 KB]

  • 3rd Forum Meeting of the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor, Brussels, 3 October 2014

Agenda pdf - 97 KB [97 KB]

List of participants pdf - 88 KB [88 KB]

  • 1st meeting of the working group of the Ports along the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor, Brussels, 2 October 2014

Agenda pdf - 42 KB [42 KB]

List of participants pdf - 79 KB [79 KB]

  • 2nd Forum Meeting of the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor, Brussels, 16 June 2014

Agenda pdf - 96 KB [96 KB]

List of participants pdf - 82 KB [82 KB]

  • 1st Forum Meeting of the Baltic-Adriatic Core Network Corridor, Brussels, 31 March 2014

Agenda pdf - 27 KB [27 KB]

List of participants pdf - 23 KB [23 KB]