EU co-financing to improve infrastructure and increase capacity at Linz
Creation date: 08 January 2013
The European Union will co-finance with over €3 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to implement the first phase of improvement works at the Port of Linz, Austria. The project, which is part of the "Railway axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Wien-Bratislava" (TEN-T Priority Project 17), will help eliminate major bottlenecks in the port's transfer and combination capacity.
The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, addresses the first phase of works necessary to develop cargo transport routes from EU seaports to and from Central Europe. This first phase involves improving the connection of the Port of Linz, in Austria, both to the Danube as well as to key EU rail axes.
The project involves three main areas of work: land reclamation, extension of the container terminal and extension of railway tracks. These improvements will increase the port's railway capacity, improve its inland shipping capacity and increase its container storage and transfer capacity. Furthermore, the port's entrance and positioning area for trucks will be expanded to yield improved flows with incoming/outgoing trucks, the tank port and the container terminal rail transport.
The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by the end of 2014.
For more information, please consult the project's page!
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