TEN-T rail funding signed
EUROPE: Major rail projects in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Slovenia and Hungary are to receive a total of €1·7bn under 11 Trans-European Transport Networks financing decisions signed by European Commissioner for Transport Antonio Tajani on December 5.
The money is being allocated under the TEN-T programme for 2007-13. 'I am particularly proud to announce the adoption by the Commission today of these 11 funding decisions', said Tajani. 'They will greatly contribute to making the Brenner Tunnel and the Mont Cenis Tunnel between Torino and Lyon a reality, and to start with the preparation of the railway line between Trieste and Divaca.
'Investing in key European transport infrastructure today is a demonstration that the European Union can respond to the economic crisis, in the short term by accelerating infrastructure projects, and in the medium term by creating the core rail network that will sustain Europe's competitiveness and meet the challenge of climate change.'
|Lyon - Torino||French access to base tunnel||4·7|
|Cross-border studies and works||671·8|
| Trieste - Slovenia||Design studies Ronchi dei Legionari Sud - Trieste||24|
|Design studies Trieste - Divaca||50·7|
|Budapest - Miskolc - Nyíregyháza||Preparatory studies||8|
|Brenner axis||Base Tunnel works||592·7|
|Base Tunnel studies||193·4|
|Studies/works on Fortezza - Verona||58·8|
|Works on Erfurt - Halle/Gröbers||57|
|Works on Kundl/Radfeld - Baumkirchen||58·3|
|Genova railway node||Studies for modernisation of Genoa Voltri - Genoa Brignole||5·1|