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Improvements to the port of Felixstowe in the UK to be co-financed by the EU

Creation date: May 16, 2011

Works to improve the port of Felixstowe in the UK by adding a new rail terminal will be co-funded by the EU under the 2010 TEN-T Annual Call. The project, which will last until 2012, will receive a contribution of €5 million and contribute towards the removal of bottlenecks on Priority Project 26 (Railway/road axis Ireland/United Kingdom/continental Europe) and Priority Project 14 (Road axis United Kingdom/Ireland/Benelux).

 

The overall project to construct a new rail terminal at the port of Felixstowe will increase the port’s capacity to handle containers and contribute towards shifting freight from road to rail. The new terminal will have the capacity to handle around 1.1 million containers per year and its cost will be slightly over €37 million, of which €5 million will be met by the EU.

 

The works’ objectives are to:

  • Increase train service capacity of the port of Felixstowe
  • Increase intermodal transfer mode capacity by enabling increased movement of containerised traffic between ship and rail
  • Support modal shift from road to rail and reduce heavy goods vehicles traffic on the A14
  • Reduce sensitive heavy goods vehicles miles through increased movement by rail (TEN-T Priority Project 26)
  • Support EU and UK objectives for the reduction of harmful emissions associated with freight transpor

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