Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Intermodal terminal in Austria receives EU support

Creation date: July 14, 2011

The EU will help fund the construction of an intermodal terminal near the Austrian city of Wörgl with €5 million from the 2010 TEN-T Annual Call. The terminal will allow modal shift for freight from road to rail and will remove a bottleneck located on Priority Project 1 (Railway axis Berlin-Verona/Milano-Bologna-Napoli-Messina-Palermo), thus contributing to its overall completion.

 

The project will involve the construction of an intermodal exchange station near Wörgl, in Austria. A new rail line as well as additional infrastructure will be built to allow the shift of freight from heavy goods vehicles to rail carriages.

 

The project will reduce the environmental impact of road transport by relieving the area’s already congested road infrastructure of heavy goods vehicles and shifting the balance between transport modes in favour of more environmental friendly ones.

 

Furthermore, the project will also eliminate a bottleneck limiting thefreight capacity of transport along this section of Priority Project 1, thus easing the pressure on the region’s infrastructure and allowing it to meet future increased traffic flows.

 

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

 


 

Read the press release in German - .pdf (13 KB)