Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

EU supporting better multimodality in Northern Ireland

Creation date: December 14, 2012

The European Union will co-finance with over €1.2 million from the TEN-T Programme a study to analyse the best possible scenarios and solutions to eliminate a bottleneck affecting the hinterland connections of the port of Belfast in Northern Ireland, which presently is the largest hub on the regional transport system in the area. The project, which contributes to the realisation of the "Railway/road axis Ireland/United Kingdom/continental Europe" (TEN-T Priority Project 26) will ultimately reinforce the port's position as a key TEN-T node.


The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will support the realisation of a study analysing ways to improve the port's hinterland connections. The best solutions to remove an important road bottleneck (York Street junction) currently limiting the ability of the port to manage vehicle traffic will also be analysed.


Completion of the project is a necessary step ahead of the works phase, which will ultimately improve the transport infrastructure in the port and reinforce its crucial role in the region, as well as in the EU as a whole.


The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by December 2014.


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