Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

EU co-financing to help improve connections to the Port of Hamburg

Creation date: February 11, 2013

The European Union will provide support of almost €3 million from the TEN-T Programme for a project to complete design studies for infrastructure works deemed necessary to improve rail connections to the Port of Hamburg in Germany. The project will complete all the planning documentation for the improvement of the Süderelbe multimodal crossing, including adaptation of major traffic routes.


The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, covers all planning work required ahead of the actual construction of a new rail bridge. This will permit the use of the currently bimodal Kattwyk bridge exclusively for road traffic. The project involves planning the works phase and will look at all the necessary aspects of building this new infrastructure at the Port of Hamburg.


Once completed, this development work will improve access to the TEN-T network from the Port of Hamburg both for passengers as well as freight through increased capacities for traffic flow and for the transport of goods. The disentangling of the two modes will also contribute to reducing risks of accidents in the Port zone.


The project is set to be completed by August 2014.


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