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Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T): selection of projects for the TEN-T multi-annual programme 2007-2013 and the annual TEN-T programme 2007

Commission Européenne - MEMO/07/491   21/11/2007

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MEMO/07/491

Brussels, 21st November 2007

Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T): selection of projects for the TEN-T multi-annual programme 2007-2013 and the annual TEN-T programme 2007

The European Commission published, in May 2007, a first series of calls for proposals in the framework of the TEN-T multi-annual programme for the years 2007-2013:

  • A call for the TEN-T priority projects, including Galileo: this call covered the whole period 2007-2013, with an indicative total budget of € 5301 million.
  • A call for project proposals in the area of European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), with a total indicative budget of € 250 million.
  • A call for project proposals in the area of Air Traffic Management (ATM)/ European Research Programme (SESAR): this call covered the whole period 2007-2013, with an indicative total budget of € 350 million.
  • A call for project proposals in the area of Intelligent Transport System (ITS), with a total indicative budget of € 100 million.

Following these calls, Member States and other public or private project promoters submitted to the Commission: 169 project proposals for TEN-T priority projects, 45 project proposals for ERTMS, 3 proposals for ATM and 4 proposals for ITS. For the priority projects only, these proposals represented a total investment of more than € 55 billion, and a total requested Community contribution of € 11.5 billion.

The Commission has completed the project selection process. These proposed projects are now sent to the Member States and to the European Parliament. After the agreement of the TEN financing Committee, the European Parliament will exercise its scrutiny right. It is expected that the Commission will adopt its final project funding decisions at the beginning of next year. These decisions will include the projects that shall be co-funded between 2007 and 2013 and the amounts to be granted to these projects.

1. Some selected projects

Among the priority projects receiving significant support are the two inland waterways, 'Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube' and 'Seine-Scheldt'. This includes the important section between Vienna and Bratislava for studies and works on the Danube, as well as studies on the Straubing-Vilshofen section to explore new solution for this river bottleneck. In total, the proposed Community support for the 'Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube' project amounts to just over € 190 million. The 'Seine-Scheldt' waterway project could receive as much as € 420 million in order to launch a project based on cross-border cooperation between Belgium and France..

Regarding railway axes, the Commission proposes to make available almost € 4 billion on various priority projects. These include the important Brenner and Mont Cenis cross-border sections, which should help to address environmental concerns in these sensible mountainous regions affected by cross-alpine traffic flows. The Brenner is a tunnel of 63 km in total and the Mont Cenis tunnel measures 51.5 km. Both are proposed for Community funding, with € 786 and € 671.8 million respectively.

The traffic flows into Scandinavia will benefit from launching the Fehmarn Belt project, for which the Commission proposes to grant € 351.6 million. Rail Baltica can develop environmentally friendly transport between the Member States in the Baltic region: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Poland. TEN-T support of €124 million is proposed for works on cross-border sections and studies. Of course, this support is complementary to funding from the structural Funds and will allow the project to progress more quickly.

Cross-border projects, sometimes even relatively small ones like the Kehl Bridge between Germany and France, are proposed for co-financing on almost all the Priority Project axes. Independently of their size, they allow to link national networks and are therefore top priorities.

A significant effort is made regarding the studies. They are an indispensable part of the life-cycle of projects and therefore need to be given due attention. The cross-border studies for the Trieste-Divaca railway section constituting an important bottleneck between Italy and Slovenia (€ 50.7 million) is a good example. This concerns also the high-speed railway axis in the South-East of Europe or the new high capacity line through the Pyreneans for which a Community funding of € 5 million is proposed. Mention should also be made here of studies in Hungary on improving the navigability on the Danube (€ 4 million).

Finally, bottleneck sections on the priority projects which hinder traffic flows are proposed for funding. Examples include "Stuttgart-Ulm" (€ 215.9 M) in Germany, the by-pass of Nimes and Montpellier in France (€ 56.2 M), the River Tagus crossing in Portugal (€ 51.3 M), the "City-tunnel project" in Malmö - Sweden (€ 51,83 M) or the Valladolid-Vitoria-Bilbao/San Sebastian rail link (€ 73.53 M ) in Spain.

The proposed project list also demonstrates the benefits the work which the European coordinators has brought so far. For the projects for which European coordinators have been nominated, a significant number of mature proposals of very good quality were proposed by the Member States concerned. These proposals are an expression of the coordinators' global perspective of the respective corridors, and they enabled the Commission to ensure coherent Community support of high European added value.

The full list of selected proposals in the field of priority projects is set out in annex 1.

As regards the three other calls:

European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)

In this area, the Commission intends to support 19 projects, which means a total contribution of € 271 million. (A second call for proposals will be published in 2009.) This will facilitate the deployment of a control-command and signalling system, compatible at European level.

Air Traffic Management (ATM) & SESAR

For the period 2007-2013, € 350 million will be granted for the implementation of the Single European Sky, in particular for the modernisation of the technical systems in order to respond efficiently to the continuing growth of air traffic.

Intelligent Transport Systems in the road sector

The 2007 call for proposals (which will be followed by two others in2010 and 2012, each of them for an indicative amount of € 100 million) led to the selection of the first phase of the EASYWAY, a project of truly European dimension. This project, which includes activities in the majority of the Member States, is aimed at optimising the capacity and efficiency of existing and new road infrastructure, at promoting interoperability and security as well as the reliability of the network.

2. Key data on the proposals

The proposed project selection in the field of priority projects fully meets the Commission's objective in terms of sustainable development. Three quarters (74.2%) of the funding goes to railway projects and another 11.5% are reserved for inland waterways. The support for road and air transport is more limited. (See graph 1).

Graph 1. Proposed support by transport mode in the field of priority projects


[Graphic in PDF & Word format]

The objective of concentrating support on critical cross-border sections has been met. It is proposed that 56% of the available budget would be concentrated on works and studies concerning cross-border sections (see graph 2). The Community and the Member States have committed themselves to those projects that generate a significant network effect beyond the borders of the Member States directly concerned and will thus be of great benefit to the trans-European transport network. The projects that do not cross border projects are also of undisputed European added value since they aim at removing bottlenecks on the TEN-T network or in the case of Galileo, go beyond borders.

Graph 2. Proposed support by category of project


[Graphic in PDF & Word format]

3. The 2007 annual TEN-T programme

In 2007, a total of € 112 million is available for the annual TEN-T projects. The aid to be granted on the basis of this annual work programme will be an important part of the Community financing for the trans-European transport network during the period 2007-2013. It will complement efforts under the multi-annual programme, but the annual programme will not support actions already supported under the multi-annual programme.

93 proposals were received in response to the 2007 call for proposals. The total requested support of € 945 million largely exceeded the available € 112 million Community funding. Graph 3 shows the distribution of the 43 selected proposals by transport mode.

Graph 3. Distribution of the selected TEN-T projects for the annual programme by transport mode
[ Figures and graphics available in PDF and WORD PROCESSED ]

The full list of the selected proposals for the annual 2007 programme is included in annex 2.

The Commission expects that, with its draft decisions, it can develop an instrument that efficiently supports Member States and project promoters in their efforts to build the Trans-European Transport Network. The effects of this Community action, throughout the seven-year period, should also be visible and should benefit both European citizens and economic operators.

MEMO - Annex 1. List of selected projects TEN-T 2007-2013



Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 1 Railway Berlin - Palermo
Southern access line to Brenner base tunnel - studies and works
Rail
58.81

Erfurt - Halle/Gröbers - works
Rail
57.00

Kundl/Radlfeld - Baumkirchen - works
Rail
58.30

Brenner base tunnel - works
Rail
592.65

Brenner base tunnel - studies
Rail
193.35


Total PP 1
960.11





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 2 High speed line Paris - Bruxelles - Köln - Amsterdam - London
Connection Zaventem airport - High speed line (Diabolo) - works
Rail
15.00

Aachen - DE/BE border - works
Rail
14.78


Total PP 2
29.78





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 3 High speed railway South-West Europe
Nǐmes and Montpellier bypasses - studies and works
Rail
56.26

Tagus river crossing - studies and works
Rail
51.31

Irun - Hendaye - studies
Rail
2.50

Vitoria - Dax - studies
Rail
7.50

Vitoria - Dax - works
Rail
60.00

Guipuzcoano section - works
Rail
7.12

Platform works in the section Valladolid - Burgos - works
Rail
25.00

Evora - Merida - studies and works
Rail
312.66

Perpignan - Figueras - works
Rail
69.75

Bordeaux node - works
Rail
21.28

Valladolid - Burgos - Vitoria - studies
Rail
14.65

Bordeaux - Hendaye - studies
Rail
17.10

Vitoria - Bilbao - works
Rail
26.76


Total PP 3
671.89





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 4 High speed railway East
Saarbrücken - Ludwigshafen - works
Rail
10.00


Total PP 4
10.00





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 5 Betuwe Line
Replacement of electrical supply system on two sections - works
Rail
19.88


Total PP 5
19.88





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 6 Railway line Lyon - Ukrainian border
Lyon - Torino - studies and works
Rail
671.80

Ronchi South - Trieste - studies
Rail
24.00

Trieste - Divača - studies
Rail
50.70

Budapest - Miskolc/Nyίregyháza - studies
Rail
8.00


Total PP 6
754.50





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 7 Motorway Igoumenitsa/Patra - Athina-Sofia-Budapest
Promachonas - Thessaloniki - studies
Road
2.35

Development of the Motorway Priority Project 7 - studies
Road
1.13


Total PP 7
3.48





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 8 Multimodal project Portugal/Spain - Europe
New Lisbon airport - studies and works
Air Transport
69.00


Total PP 8
69





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 12 Nordic Triangle
Kouvola/Kotka - Hamina port - works
Rail
6.60

Lahti - Vainikkala - works
Rail
23.15

Connection PP12 - Helsinki airport - works
Rail
17.76

E20 Norra Länken - works
Road
56.15

Citytunnel Malmö - works
Rail
51.83


Total PP 12
155.49





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 13 Road axis UK/Ireland/Benelus
Package for improvements and upgrades on bottleneck sections - works
Road
80.71


Total PP 13
80.71





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 15 Galileo
Trans European Satellite Navigaion System (Galileo) - Completion of development - studies
Galileo
190.00


Total PP 15
190





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 16 Freight railway Sines - Madrid - Paris
High capacity line through the Pyreneans - studies
Rail
5.00


Total PP 16
5





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 17 Railway Paris - Bratislava
Wendlingen - Ulm - works
Rail
101.45

München - Mühldorf - Freilassing - AT border - works
Rail
9.75

Baudrecourt - Vendenheim - works
Rail
18.00

Kehl - Appenweier - works
Rail
26.95

Wien - Bratislava (6 sub-projects) - studies and works
Rail
129.85

Salzburg - DE border - works
Rail
37.88

Stuttgart - Wendlingen - works
Rail
114.47


Total PP 17
438.35





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 18 Rhein/Meuse - Main - Danube
Maasroute upgrade to class Vb specifications - works
Inland waterway
81.78

Eliminating bottlenecks Wien - Bratislava - works
Inland waterway
28.05

Danube bridge at Deggendorf - works
Inland waterway
7.01

Floodgate Huy - studies
Inland waterway
17.59

Straubing - Vilshofen - studies
Inland waterway
16.50

Albert canal locks - works
Inland waterway
26.93

Eliminating bottlenecks Wien - Bratislava - studies
Inland waterway
8.34

Navigability improvement Hungarian section - studies
Inland waterway
4.00


Total PP 18
190.2





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 19 High speed rail interoperability on the Iberian peninsula
Madrid - Barcelona - FR border - works
Rail
22.86

Ponte de Lima - Vigo - works
Rail
244.14


Total PP 19
267





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 20 Fehmarn belt
Fehmarn belt fixed rail/road link - studies and works
Multimodal
351.60

København - Ringsted capacity improvement - studies
Rail
10.99

Rødby - Ringsted upgrading - studies
Rail
11.70


Total PP 20
374.29





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 22 Railway Athina - Nürnberg/Dresden
Praha - Beroun - studies
Rail
14.50

Biatorgaby - Tata - studies
Rail
1.25

Development of PP 22 - studies
Rail
6.50


Total PP 22
22.25





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 23 Railway Gdansk - Wien
Upgrade Blazovice - Nezamyslice - studies
Rail
7.07


Total PP 23
7.07





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 24 Railway Lyon/Genova - Rotterdam/Antwerpen
Node of Genova - studies
Rail
5.05

Frankfurt - Mannheim - studies
Rail
35.45

Duisburg - Emmerich - studies and works
Rail
63.33

Re-construction Karlsruhe - Basel - works
Rail
94.50

Rhin-Rhône - Branche Est - works
Rail
198.00

Cross-border BE-NL - studies
Rail
7.29


Total PP 24
403.62





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 26 Rail/Road axis Ireland/UK/Continent
Interconnector tunnel Dublin - studies
Rail
10.00


Total PP 26
10





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 27 Rail Baltica
European gauge line (Estonian section) - studies
Rail
1.00

European gauge line (cross-border PL, cross-border LV) - works
Rail
72.80

Tartu - Valga - works
Rail
10.75

European gauge line (PL - Marjiampole) - studies
Rail
16.07

European gauge line (Latvian section) - studies
Rail
1.10

Valmeira - Valka / LT border - Jelgava / Riga - Valmeira - works
Rail
22.33


Total PP 27
124.05





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 28 EuropCaprail
EuroCaprail Luxembourg - Strassbourg (Luxembourgian section) - works
Rail
27.00

EuroCaprail Brussels - Luxembourg (Belgian section) - works
Rail
30.18


Total PP 28
57.18





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 29 Ionian/Adriatic Intermodal Corridor
Ioannina - Antirrio - studies
Rail
21.50

Patra - Pyrgos - Kalamata - studies
Rail
15.50


Total PP 29
37





Project title
Mode of Transport
Amount (in Million €)
PP 30 Inland waterway Seine-Scheldt
Seine-Scheldt Inland waterway Network - works
Inland waterway
420.19


Total PP 30
420.19

MEMO - Annex 2. Selected TEN-T Projects for the Annual Programme 2007


Opening Number
Project title
Mode
TEN-T funding (in Million €)
3
REREX - Railway link Budapest - Airport Ferihegy
Rail
3.00
4
Bretagne High Speed Line
Rail
6.00
5
D. A. N. U. B. E. - Romanian Danube port infrastructure development
Inland Waterways
0.20
6
Second Mosel-lock-basin in Fankel
Inland Waterways
4.91
7
Nordic Triangle: Ostlänken (Järna-Linköping)
Rail
1.26
9
New railway network in the Basque Country, Abadino – Durango.
Rail
4.43
10
Motorway of Navarra (A-15)
Road
3.98
11
GSM-R system on the Slovenian railway network
Rail
1.70
12
Haparanda line (Boden - Haparanda)
Rail
4.70
16
Re-construction of the Haseltal bridge on the Motorway A 3
Road
1.48
19
Malta Freeport Terminals - Expansion
Mtme Ports
3.07
23
Marselis Tunnel Project, Aarhus.
Mtme Ports
4.18
27
Development of the Railway Common Interface and Reference File Database Software in support of the TAF-TSI
Rail
1.00
28
Environmental Impact Assessment on Motorways E47/E55 and E20/E47/E55
Road
1.90
34
Prolongation of the Grand Canal of Le Havre
Mtme Ports
1.43
36
Quality, safety and securey improvements at Budapest Ferihegy Airport
Air Transport
3.97
37
Riga Northern Transport Corridor
Mtme Ports
5.50
38
Cargo City Development - Railway tunnel, Milano airport
Air Transport
1.71
42
Improvement of railway facilities in the Marghera Area
Mtme Ports
0.90
45
Lyon-Torino: Access routes to the base tunnel
Rail
4.70
47
Study for improving Romanian Danube ports (merged with ON 5)
Inland Waterways
0.00
49
Ventspils port infrastructure development and access
Mtme Ports
0.50
50
Manchester airport: 3rd rail platform
Air Transport
1.64
51
Railway Seinäjoki - Oulu (2007-2008)
Rail
9.30
54
Motorway A 6:Heilbronn/Untereisesheim - Weinsberg
Road
2.22
56
Motorway BU-30: Quintanadueñas-Villatoro-Villimar
Road
4.37
57
Civitavecchia railway link between the Motorways of the Sea terminal and PP 1
Rail
1.00
60
Russe (Rousse) - Varna railway line
Rail
1.55
61
Intermodal terminal in Russe (Rousse)
Rail
1.30
62
Intermodal terminal in Plovdiv
Rail
0.80
63
Port of Genoa - Hinterland terminal of Alessandria
Mtme Ports
4.60
64
Development of road transport corridor IA (Via Hanseatica linking Riga to Kaliningrad (E77/A12))
Road
1.10
66
Express road S19: Rzeszów-Barwinek
Road
3.45
68
Express road S5: Nowe Marzy - Bydgoszcz and Żnin - Gniezno
Road
4.76
70
Airport "Katowice" in Pyrzowice
Air Transport
0.81
71
Railway station Přerov
Rail
1.85
73
Reconstruction of the Olomouc railway station
Rail
1.65
74
Ionian Highway (Western Axis)
Road
2.38
77
Master plan for the ports of Cyprus
Mtme Ports
0.50
79
Study for Cyprian public transport inter-city links using the Motorway Network
Road/ITS
0.75
84
Intermodal infrastructure facilities at Norra Hamnen in Malmö
Mtme Ports
0.57
87
E6 Trelleborg-Vellinge
Road
1.68
91
PBKAL (Paris/Brussels/Köln/Amsterdam/London): Belgian part of the northern European high speed network
Rail
5.80



112.60


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