Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Priority Project 26 Priority Project 26

Railway/road axis Ireland/United Kingdom/continental Europe

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This axis builds on improvements to the main north-south rail line in Ireland (PP9) and to the Ireland-United Kingdom-Benelux road links (PP13). Both have helped reduce passenger and freight journey times between Ireland, the United Kingdom and the European mainland considerably. However, further capacity increases of rail and road are required to cope with the development in traffic and further develop the links with the rest of the EU.


Globally, however, the axis is progressing normally. All activities should be completed by the end of 2020.

Learn more about the active projects managed by the Agency that make up Priority Project 26:

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

Belfast Inter-modal Transport Hub - improving intermodal connection on the TEN-T Core Network

Development of a replacement Centralised Traffic Control Centre (CTC) – Strategy Study and Detailed Design for Tender

Dublin Port Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project - Creating Capacity and Removing a Bottleneck on an Inter-Modal Transfer Point on Priority Project 26

Study to test the potential of Bio-LNG to contribute to European renewable energy targets based on a pilot refuelling and storage network trialled with HGV fleet operators in the UK.

Completing PP26 North and delivering the TEN-T Core Rail Network in the United Kingdom: Transpennine Rail Electrification

Completing PP26 South (Felixstowe to Nuneaton) and Delivering the TEN-T Core Rail Network in the United Kingdom: Ipswich Chord

Felixstowe rail terminal (phase 2) - Furher improving intermodal transfer and removing a bottleneck on PP26

City Centre Re-signalling Project - Connolly Station to Sandymount Station - Design Stage

PP26: North West England electrification, Manchester-Liverpool

York Street interchange - Improvement to Belfast Port hinterland Connections

Nuneaton North Chord and Kennett re-signalling Works

Felixstowe-Nuneaton route work

Dublin Interconnector Tunnel study - design and railway order phase