Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Spanish intermodal freight terminals will become a reality

Creation date: July 6, 2011

A Spanish study selected under the 2010 TEN-T Annual Call which will significantly contribute to fostering intermodality will receive €2.5 million in EU co-financing. The study aims to create the preparatory work for the expansion of rail freight terminals in Madrid and Valencia in order to create two European standard platforms capable of forwarding freight round the clock.

 

Spain is currently developing its rail terminals so that they become logistics focal points capable of fostering intermodality, thus reducing the environmental impact of transport, and optimising usage of different transport modes.

 

The study, co-financed by the EU, aims to lay the groundwork to upgrade the Vicálvaro (Madrid) and the Fuente de San Luís (Valencia) rail terminals so that they comply with European standards.

 

The study will look at the necessary preparations to enable both terminals to receive trains of 750 metres in length, helping them to become strategic logistic nodes within the European rail transport freight system by 2020.

 

Once completed, the rail terminals will improve the competitiveness of rail transport between the two cities and the rest of the Iberian peninsula. This will promote intermodality, improve access to the port of Valencia and foster economic development in the region overall.

 

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

 


 

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