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EU supporting future Rail Freight Corridors through co-financed project

Creation date: October 16, 2013

The European Union will co-finance with €7.8 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of actions to promote the concept of Rail Freight Corridor, which are important sections of pan-European rail infrastructure identified by EU Regulation 913/2010. Once completed, the project will speed-up the implementation of the Corridor, ultimately contributing to making rail a more attractive mode of transport for freight across Europe.

 

The project, which was selected for financing under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, will concentrate on the implementation of major parts of Regulation 913/2010 and assess certain aspects related to:

 

1.  The development of guidelines, IT systems and supporting activities by the rail Infrastructure Managers (IM) and the Association of European Rail Infrastructure Managers - Rail Net Europe (RNE)

2.  The establishment of Rail Freight Corridor 3 - "Stockholm-Palermo"

3.  The development of IT systems and general coordination work in the field

 

The project is set to be completed by the end of 2015.