Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Port of Barcelona’s new rail terminal to receive EU support

Creation date: July 15, 2011

A project to build a rail terminal within the new Port of Barcelona container terminal will be co-financed by the European Union under the 2010 TEN-T Annual Call to the tune of almost €3 million. The new rail terminal will foster the competitiveness of the rail sector in the region and promote intermodality.

 

The TEN-T funded project involves the construction of a terminal within the new Muelle Prat container terminal of the Port of Barcelona. The new rail terminal aims to increase Barcelona’s importance as an important gateway for container traffic bound for southern Europe.

 

The new rail terminal will be the largest of its kind in Spain, as well as one of the largest in Europe, accommodating both Iberian and UIC (European) gauge trains.

 

Once completed, the rail terminal will improve the competitiveness of rail transport, promote intermodality and foster economic development in the region overall.

 

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

 


 

Read the press release in Spanish - .pdf (12.5 KB)