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Europe approves an ambitious transport investment plan, with particular emphasis on railway projects

The European Commission announced an ambitious investment plan where rail projects are prioritized. A total of 140 projects will receive approximately € 2 billion with the intention of improving Europe's transport system

Of these projects, 55 refer to railway infrastructure projects in the main network of the TEN-T, which represent 1.6 billion euros.

The Executive Agency for Innovation and Networks expects to sign the grant agreements with the project beneficiaries by January 2021 at the latest.

The type of projects in which it is invested ranges from inland waterway transport to multimodal connections, alternative fuels and massive rail infrastructure.

Below is a table of the projects contemplated in the announced investment plan:

 

Project

Type

Applicant country

Studies for a new double-track railway line between Salzburg and Neumarkt-Köstendorf

Studies

Austria

Planning of a new four-track railway line between Linz and Wels

Studies

Austria

Development of prototypes for the upgrade of vehicles with ETCS SRS2.3.0d on-board equipment to ETCS SRS 3.6.0

Works

Belgium

Increasing performance on four freight sections on all core network corridors in Belgium

Works

Belgium

Increasing capacity by adding a thord and fourth track between Brugge and Gent

Works

Belgium

Railway connection between Burgas station and Burgas Airport (studies)

Studies

Bulgaria

Modernisation of traction substations in Vratsa and Pernik

Works

Bulgaria

Modernisation of the Dragoman – Serbian border line

Studies

Bulgaria

Doubling the Plovdiv - Svilengrad - Turkish border line

Studies

Bulgaria

Modernizstion of the Mezdra - Medkovets line

Studies

Bulgaria

Prototype deployment of onboard ETCS

Works

Czech Republic

Junction Prerov - second construction part

Works

Czech Republic

Modernisation of Pardubice junction

Works

Czech Republic

ETCS on-board deployment for interoperable freight traffic along the Scan-Med Corridor

Works

Germany

ERTMS prototyping for TRAXX MS2 and TRAXX AC3 locomotives

Works

Germany

Dutch border - Emmerich - Oberhausen new line

Works

Germany

Final planning of Hamburg urban line S4

Studies

Germany

On-board deployment of ETCS Baseline 3 for Siemens locomotives operating on the TEN-T

Works

Germany

i2030 Rail Expansion in Berlin and Brandenburg: Western Gateway

Studies

Germany

Preliminary design for the Heidenau - Czech border new line on the Dresden - Praha route

Studies

Germany

Upgrade and new build of Stuttgart - Wendlingen line

Works

Germany

Final planning of the Regionaltangente West in Frankfurt/Main

Studies

Germany

Improvement of the cross-border line between the Czech Republic and Germany near Bad Schandau

Works

Germany

Supplementary and updated studies for upgrading the Danish Fehmarnbelt tunnel railway access line

Studies

Denmark

New Storstrøm Bridge

Works

Denmark

Upgrading and duplicating the railway line from Alexandroupoli to Pithio

Studies

Greece

New single line connecting Thessaloniki - Amphipolis - Nea Karvali

Studies

Greece

Installation of 1435 mm gauge track on the Mediterranean Corridor between Valencia, Sagunto and Castellón

Works

Spain

High-speed line Sines/Lisboa - Madrid: study of the Madrid Atocha station area (Phase 3)

Studies

Spain

Northern Access Line to the Brenner Base Tunnel between Munich (DE) & Radfeld (AT)

Studies

Austra and Germany

Brenner Base Tunnel

Studies

Austria and Italy

Rail Baltica development in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Part V)

Works

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Rail Baltica development in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Part IV)

Studies

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Development of the line between Helsinki and Riihimäki

Studies

Finland

KOKOHA upgrade of Kouvola - Kotka - Hamina railway

Studies

Finland

Development of the Helsinki - Turku railway

Studies

Finland

Development of the Botnia corridor

Studies

Finland

Espoo Rail Line: development of the Helsinki - Turku railway

Studies

Finland

Development of 12 ERTMS Baseline 3 prototypes for the improvement of interoperability on nine TEN-T Corridors

Works

France

Capacity improvement of the Metz - Luxembourg cross-border line

Studies

France

Works at Mulhouse to improve the North Sea – Mediterranean Corridor

Works

France

Grand Paris Express tunnels to connect Orly airport and the Massy-Palaiseau high speed line to Versailles

Works

France

Improvements to increase capacity in the Lyon area

Studies

France

Studies into phasing construction of the French accesses to the Lyon - Torino tunnel

Studies

France

Upgrading and developing of the Paris Southern bypass

Studies

France

Modernisation of the northern underpass at Toulouse Matabiau station

Works

France

Establishment of monitoring systems for rail safety, security & technical controls

Works

Hungary

Elimination of rail bottlenecks and improving cross-border interoperability between Budapest and Hegyeshalom (- Vienna)

Works

Hungary

DART Expansion – Kildare Line (engineering design)

Studies

Ireland

On Board ERTMS B3 equipment for Lombardia Fleet

Works

Italy

MXP-NLINE to link Terminal 2 of Milano Malpensa airportwith railway lines towards Gallarate and Switzerland

Works

Italy

Milan East Gate Hub

Studies

Italy

Rail to Air: enhancing the rail connection between the Torino urban node, airport and related hinterland

Works

Italy

EuroCap-Rail: new alignment to provide a direct link between Luxembourg and Bettembourg

Works

Luxembourg

Connection of third cross-border track Zevenaar - Emmerich - Oberhausen

Studies

Netherlands

Prototype retrofitting of ERTMS (B3) on-board equipment for Liège - Maastricht - Aachen services

Works

Netherlands

Study for the removal of the railway bottleneck to the Maasvlakte II terminals in the Port of Rotterdam

Studies

Netherlands

Rotterdam and EU hinterland connection: Theemsweg railway section superstructure

Works

Netherlands

Upgrading Amersfoort East side yard

Works

Netherlands

Analysis of the integrated transport development possibilities in Warszawa

Studies

Poland

Upgrade of the E75 line Elk - Trakiszki (-border)

Studies

Poland

Upgrade of the E75 line, Czyzew - Bialystok section (phase II)

Works

Poland

Modernisation of the Coslariu - Cluj-Napoca line (feasibility study)

Studies

Romania

Modernisation of the București - Craiova line (feasibility study)

Studies

Romania

Modernisation of the Apahida - Suceava line (feasibility study)

Studies

Romania

Modernisation of the București Nord area (feasibility study)

Studies

Romania

Modernisation of the București Nord - Henri Coandă International Airport line

Works

Romania

Study for 40 km double track ine between Gävle and Kringlan

Studies

Sweden

Removal of a major bottleneck between Flackarp and Arlöv on the Southern Main Line

Works

Sweden

ERTMS onboard prototyping 2020-23

Works

Sweden

The West Link - Kvarnberget railway tunnel

Works

Sweden

Preparation of project documentation for an upgrade of Ljubljana station

Studies

Slovenia

Modernisation of the Czech border – Cadca line

Works

Slovakia

 

Rail Baltica

The project to develop Rail Baltica's rail corridor received the largest financial allocation. There is an allocation of € 184 million for implementation work until 2024 in the Baltic States sections and € 422 million for the Polish sections. Including previously signed grant agreement contracts, the three Baltic states have now secured around € 1 · 2 billion from EU and national funds for this project.

At Deltana Engineering we are attentive to these projects to collaborate in the tasks of the technical design and execution office. We are already involved in supporting works in some of them through the development and updating of BIM models, in some cases, preparation of breakdown steel reinforcement drawings, executive plans or site measurements in others.

 

Source: www.railwaygazette.com

Image: www.europebyrail.eu

 

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