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EU co-financing helps increase freight rail capacity in the Netherlands

Creation date: February 18, 2013

The European Union will support with over €3.5 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to help further the development of a key rail freight corridor at Meteren-Boxtel in The Netherlands. The project is part of TEN-T Rail Freight Corridor I which aims to remove bottlenecks and upgrade the existing rail infrastructure to help increase rail freight capacity.


The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will co-finance several studies required before the actual construction work can begin. The studies will aim to examine and identify the preferred alignment for the route and include an analysis of the alternatives, an environmental impact assessment and a detailed design of the preferred alignment.


The project covers the Meteren to Boxtel rail section in The Netherlands, which is one of the main parts of TEN-T Rail Freight Corridor I. Improvements on this section will help to diversify freight routes and meet increasing rail transport demand on one of the busiest routes in the Netherlands.


The project is set to be completed by December 2014.


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