Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Priority Project 22 Priority Project 22

Railway axis Athina–Sofia–Budapest–Wien–Praha–Nürnberg/Dresden

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The project links eastern Member States through a major railway axis. Completing the axis will improve connectivity between all the networks on the basis of common standards. This axis is the only connection from southeastern Europe (and Greece) to the heart of the EU.


Some sections have been already completed - in Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Greece - and works on the remaining ones will start only after 2013.


Mr Gilles Savary was nominated European Coordinator for this Priority Project in June 2010.

Learn more about the active projects managed by the Agency that make up Priority Project 22:

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

Preliminary Planning Services new high speed rail line Dresden-Prague

Remaining studies for the underground construction and rail level realignment of the railway corridor from the Piraeus RS exit (Km 1+488) to the Athens RS

Intermodal terminal MELNIK

Remaining studies to complete the upgrading of the main rail axis Athens-Thessaloniki in the section Athens R.S. (Km 9+700 ) - Aharnes Attica (Km 22+300)

Modernization of railway section Veselí nad Lužnicí-Tabor-II part, section Veselí and Lužnicí-Doubí u Tábora, detailed design documentation

Modernisation of the Tábor-Sudomìøice u Tábora line - detailed design

Modernisation of the Nemanice-Sevetin railway section - preliminary design

Optimisation of Railway section Prague Hostivar - Prague main railway station detailed design

Preparation of design for approval for the railway line section Biatorbagy (incl.)-Tata (excl.)

Studies for the development of the Railway Priority Project 22

Reconstruction of the Olomouc railway station

Geotechnical and design studies for the construction of new rail connection Praha-Beroun