Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

EU supporting future Rail Freight Corridors through co-financed studies

Creation date: April 10, 2012

The European Union will co-finance with over €7 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of studies to investigate certain key aspects related to the concept of Rail Freight Corridor. Once completed, the studies will speed-up the implementation of the Corridors, ultimately contributing to making rail a more attractive mode of transport for freight across Europe.


The studies, which were selected for financing under the 2011 TEN-T Multi-Annual Call, focus broadly on the management of the Rail Freight Corridors, which are important sections of pan-European rail infrastructure identified by EU Regulation 913/2010.


The first series of studies, which will be coordinated by the Association of European Rail Infrastructure Managers - Rail Net Europe (RNE) and will receive almost €6.5 million in EU support, will concentrate on the implementation of major parts of Regulation 913/2010 and assess certain aspects related to:

  • Corridor management
  • Sales & scheduling
  • Operations & after sales
  • Corridor statement

The second series of studies, which will concentrate solely on Corridors 1 and 2 (which coincide with European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) corridors A and C), include transport market studies as well as those on the operation of trains longer than 740 metres, and a draft implementation plan for Corridor 1. These studies will be supported with €825,000.


The studies will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and are set to be completed by the beginning of 2014.


For more information, please consult the projects' pages!







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