Optimising Rail Connection Port of Amsterdam - European hinterland (ORCAEU) – Elimination of missing links for intermodal freight transport
This project aims at clearing bottlenecks of the rail network inside the port of Amsterdam, and thus improving the connection to its hinterland. A considerable growth of traffic is expected for the port and the current infrastructure must be upgraded to cope with this growth.
These bottlenecks currently hamper the potential modal share of rail compared to road already at the beginning of the transport chain. By facilitating the move to a more environmental friendly mode, this project will thus help to reduce the environmental impact of transport. Electrification of one railway yard will directly contribute to the modal shift by rendering diesel locomotives unnecessary.
There are six interrelated activities comprised in this project which all aim at increasing the capacity of the rail network within the port and beyond:
This project has been completed.
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Start date: May 2009
End date: December 2013