Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Priority Project 6 Priority Project 6

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-Trieste-Divača/Koper-Divača-Ljubljana-Budapest-Ukrainian border

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The railway axis from Lyon to the Ukrainian border is the main east-west passage south of the Alps, connecting the Iberian peninsula with the eastern part of Europe and beyond. The 1,638 km long railway axis is an important high capacity east-west rail axis crossing the Alps between Lyon and Turin. It touches upon four Member States (France, Italy, Slovenia and Hungary), linking important urban areas. It will also deliver an important increase in transport capacity, thus allowing a modal shift from road to rail to be realised in the sensitive mountainous regions it crosses.


Laurens Jan Brinkhorst is the European Coordinator for this Priority Project, succeeding Mrs Loyola de Palacio on 5 July 2007.

Learn more about the active projects managed by the Agency that make up Priority Project 6:

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

Design of the new master plan of the Lambrate railway station

Execution design for upgrading the existing main double-track electrified Zidani Most-Celje railway line

Elaboration of the project for building permit and executive design for the arrangement of a hub by upgrading the Pragersko railway station

High Speed/High Capacity Treviglio–Brescia section: completion of 1st constructive lot of the section and adaptation works to Brescia station

Technological upgrading of Turin–Padua line: implementation of technologies for the efficiency of movement in the Milan Railway Hub

Treviglio-Brescia HS/HC section: civil works phase

Elaboration of the executive design for upgrading of the section of the railway line Poljčane-Pragersko

Hub of Torino, section Susa-Stura, Priority Project 6, removal of bottleneck

Working out of preliminary studies for the construction of the new line of high capacity/high speed line Ljubljana-Zidani Most

Working out of preliminary studies for the construction of the new line of high capacity/high speed line Divača-Ljubljana

Completion of final design of the Treviglio-Brescia Section, on the Milano-Verona high speed/high capacity line

Rail project Lyon-Turin: studies on French access routes to base tunnel

Section Ronchi Sud-Trieste: Priority Project 6 - national section

Studies for preparation of approval of the railway line section Budapest-Keleti-Miskolc-Nyiregyhaza

Lyon-Turin railway project: French accesses to the Base Tunnel

ERTMS Implementation on the Railway Corridor D (Valencia-Budapest)

Cross-border railway line Trieste/Divaca: study and design of the Trieste-Divaca-Ljubljana-Budapest-Ukrainian border

New Lyon-Turin Rail Link - Franco-Italian Common Part of the International Section (Studies and Works)

Preparation of Detailed Design and Tender Documentation (Infrastructure and Signalling) for the Implementation Works of the Railways Line Szekesfehervar-Boba

Preparation of Design and Tender Documentation for Railways Station Szolnok, Detailed Design and Tender Documentation for Railways Line Debrecen-Záhony, Preparation activities for ETCS2 and for Sub-Stations for Szajol-Záhony Railways Line Section

New AV/AC line Venezia-Trieste-(Lubiana) in Italian territory: sections project

Strenghtening of the Turin-Modane line and Turin freight belt

New Lyon-Turin Rail Link – International Section

Technical documentation for the construction of the 2nd track of the railway line Divaèa-Koper

New AV/AC Venezia-Trieste-(Lubiana) line in italian territory: section project

Study on the rehabilitation of the railway line section Székesfehérvár-Boba

Study on the rehabilitation of the railway line section Szajol-Záhony

New Lyon-Turin rail link, international section

Upgrade of the Turin-Modane line and the Turin freight bypass