Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Priority Project 24 Priority Project 24

INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over its legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.
Railway axis Lyon/Genova-Basel-Duisburg-Rotterdam/Antwerpen

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PP24 is a freight and passenger railway axis including conventional and high speed traffic for passenger traffic. Approximately 2,100 km long, it involves five Member States (the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and Italy) and transits through Switzerland.


Furthermore, a major component of PP24 is the ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) Rail Freight Corridor A Rotterdam-Genoa, designed in 2006 by the European Commission and CER as part of a network involving five other such corridors on which ERTMS deployment has been given priority.

Learn more about the active projects managed by the Agency that make up Priority Project 24:

As this website continues to be updated and enhanced, more project information will be added as it becomes available!

Comprehensive study removal bottleneck Calandbridge Port of Rotterdam on rail freight corridor Netherlands – Germany and beyond (PP 24)

CIM WEST terminal expansion


First stage in relieving congestion at the Lyon railway junction

Freight corridor Betuweroute-southeast Netherlands-Germany (Corridor I)

Genoa rail node: improvement of the traffic management systems

Project-level studies and archaeological excavations of the 2nd phase of the Rhine-Rhone Eastern Branch

Studies concerning the extension railway yard Maasvlakte West - Phase 1

Studies concerning the construction of the third Track Zevenaar-German border

Adaptation of the existing line between Mulhouse and the border for use by high-speed (TGV) or intercity express (ICE) trains on the Mulhouse-Mullheim (Freiburg) corridor

Upgrade of the Tortona-Voghera section, Priority Project 24, Final Design

Equipment with electronic interlocking of the railway line between Emmerich (Dutch-German border) and Basel (German-Swiss border), within Corridor A Rotterdam-Genoa

Studies for the removal of the level crossings on the section Oberhausen-Emmerich

ERTMS implementation the Railway Corridor Rotterdam-Genoa- Netherlands part - Section Port Railway of Rotterdam

Railway node of Genova - Study for upgradingthe section Genova Voltri-Genova Brignole

Works for high speed line Rhine-Rhône - Eastern section

Programme Management Office for the ERTMS deployment on the corridor Rotterdam-Genoa

"Iron Rhine "

Equipment with ETCS of the railway section Emmerich (border)-Oberhausen as part of the Corridor A Rotterdam-Genoa

Works for construction and re-construction of the partially existing railway section between Karlsruhe and Basel

Studies and works for the upgrading of the high speed railway line Duisburg-Emmerich

Studies for the construction of the high speed section between Frankfurt and Mannheim

Planning for the upgrading of the railway connection line NL/D border-Emmerich-Oberhausen