Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Bremerhaven seaport to get EU support for technical upgrade

Creation date: November 21, 2013

The European Union will co-finance to the tune of €2.4 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to enhance the rail infrastructure of the German port of Bremen and contribute to the inter-connection of the TEN-T network.


The project, selected under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Programme, foresees the expansion and upgrading works of the port rail infrastructure in Bremerhaven. Specifically, the Kaiserhafen railway station will be upgraded by lengthening 11 tracks to a working length of 700 to 750 metres. Two additional entrance tracks to the station will also be electrified as part of the project.


Additional shunting tracks will also be installed in the Imsumer Deich, in direct vicinity to the container sea terminals. To this end, an expansion of the container train handling area with the installation of 8 new and fully electrified tracks (working length of 750 metres) will increase the railway capacity for container trains near the terminals by around 50%.


Realisation of these works will produce positive environmental effects due to reduced emissions in the port and the hinterland, as well as the possible modal shift from road to rail.


The project will be monitored by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) and is set to be completed by December 2015.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



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