The Action consists of the studies relating to the designs and procurement procedures necessary to increase the railway yard capacity of Rotterdam port, the largest port in Europe and starting point of Priority Project 24 (Railway axis Lyon/Genova-Basel-Duisburg-Rotterdam/Antwerpen).
The subsequent implementation of the works will remove an important bottleneck, increase the share of intermodal rail freight traffic, fill the capacity gaps on the hinterland rail freight corridor and trigger economic growth and development in Europe by ensuring a dynamical and efficient maritime and continental transport chains.
The studies are preparing the following railway components that will be added to the existent layout of Maasvlakte West, located on the west side of the port of Rotterdam:
- 10 yard tracks of 750 metres each
- 11 tracks used for the storage of locomotives
- Train Control System on each of the new tracks
- 25kV traction power on each of the new tracks
This project has been completed.
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Member States involved:
Start date: August 2010
End date: May 2012
Beneficiary & Implementing body:
European Commission, DG MOVE