Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

News archive 2014

This page contains all the news items published by the Agency during 2014

01 December 2014
EU to back the UK on green maritime transport
The EU's TEN-T Programme will support with almost €4 million the pilot construction of the UK's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker at Teesport near Middlesbrough and the LNG propulsion system of two new ships. The project will help reduce maritime pollution and support the roll-out of LNG technology in the UK.
28 November 2014
New rail line to Wroclaw Airport receives EU support
The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest over €600,000 for studies on a new rail connection between the airport and the city centre of Wroclaw in Poland. The new line is expected to trigger increased air traffic and promote green passenger and freight transport to and from the airport.
27 November 2014
EU to support Finnish rail development plans
The EU's TEN-T Programme will back with almost €2.5 million studies on the railroad development between Pasila (Helsinki) and Riihimäki in southern Finland.
26 November 2014
Design of Denmark's new Storstrøm Bridge gets EU support
The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-fund with over €15 million design studies preparing the construction of the new double-track rail and road bridge in Storstrøm, Denmark. The new bridge connecting Zealand/Masnedø and Falster is to improve rail links between Scandinavia and Central Europe.
25 November 2014
EU to help Member States switch to a common train control system
The EU's TEN-T Programme will support with over €15 million the development and installation of the common European Train Control System (ETCS) in Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark and The UK. The new system is expected to improve the interoperability, safety, reliability and capacity on European railways.
25 November 2014
First European LNG-powered hopper barge receives EU support
The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €1.5 million the construction of the first in Europe hopper barge powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The green and economically attractive LNG fuel could help reduce air pollution caused by barge transport services.
24 November 2014
EU to support better sea transport link between Nantes St-Nazaire and Vigo
The EU's TEN-T Programme will back with over €3.5 million the upgrade of the existing sea line between Nantes St-Nazaire (France) and Vigo (Spain) to ensure reliable and frequent shipping service of cargo transport. The alternative sea route is expected to help reduce road traffic and air pollution, leading to a fully operational infrastructure by late 2015.
21 November 2014
Paris-Lyon high speed train line to increase capacity with EU support
The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest almost €2 million in development studies for the capacity increase of the high speed rail line connecting Paris and Lyon in France. It is planned to increase the line's frequency to 14 trains per hour at peak time in 2020 and reach 16 trains per hour as of 2030.
20 November 2014
INEA signs the first H2020 grant agreement
The grant agreement of Future Sky Safety, an EU-funded €15 million transport research project in the field of European aviation safety, was signed today. It will bring together 32 European partners to develop new tools and new approaches to aeronautics safety over a four-year period starting in January 2015.
20 November 2014
EU to support the development of a new harbour in Aberdeen
The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest over €750,000 for development studies for a new harbour at Nigg Bay in Aberdeen, Scotland. The harbour is to support the existing Port of Aberdeen with a view to a significant traffic growth forecast.

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