Creation date: March 27, 2015
The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €1 million an engineering study on an open terminal allowing the shift between rail and road cargo transport in Tarragona, Spain. The study will prepare grounds for the construction of the terminal after the permits are issued.
The new terminal will help reduce both freight transport costs and CO2 emissions, as well as improve overall safety. It will have 115,000 loading units capacity per year, equivalent to 8 trains per day and 2.3 million metric tonnes per year. The terminal will contain access and siding tracks, an operation area with rail tracks under the gantry crane and container zone, a container depot for dangerous and non-dangerous goods, a check-in and office building, and a parking area for trucks and freight containers.
The project will come up with the technical design, engineering studies and submission of requests for administrative authorisations leading to the construction.
The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013, priority 'Multimodal transport'. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.
The project is to be completed by December 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.