Creation date: March 31, 2015
The EU's TEN-T Programme will support with over €1 million a study preparing the construction of a new rail line between Münchendorf and Wampersdorf (via Ebreichsdorf) in Austria. The project is to improve the freight and passenger transport on the Pottendorfer Line linking Vienna and Wiener Neustadt.
This section is the last remaining bottleneck on the Pottendorfer Line, which is also impacting the freight and passenger transport on the railway network connecting the Baltic Sea with the Adriatic.
The design study on the new line will come up with a route optimisation plan and measures for the Environmental Impact Assessment necessary for the construction works. The improved line is to allow higher speed and higher transport capacity on the entire network.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013, priority 'Rail transport'. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
The project is to be completed by the end of 2015.
The TEN-T Programme was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.
The INEA is managing the technical and financial implementation of the TEN-T programme.