Presentation on theme: "Directorate general for Energy and Transport European Commission 2 June 2004 Development of trans-European transport network in the enlarged EU Edgar Thielmann,"— Presentation transcript:
Directorate general for Energy and Transport European Commission 2 June 2004 Development of trans-European transport network in the enlarged EU Edgar Thielmann, DG TREN “Trans-European Networks and technological development”,
Directorate general for Energy and Transport2 What is the trans-European transport network? The lifeblood of the Union’s transport system The trans-European transport network (TEN-T) comprises roads, railways, airports, seaports, inland waterways and ports, and traffic management systems which: serve the entire continent carry international traffic bring the geographical and economic areas of the Union closer together The trans-European network «label» is assigned to existing or planned transport routes. These sections can then be built with EU financial support to harmonised standards. Community financial support
Directorate general for Energy and Transport3 Why a trans-European transport network? An instrument to channel investment into European projects >The guidelines provides a common reference framework which enables coordinated Community and national investments. >It helps to channel Community funding (TEN budget, cohesion funs, ERDF) into projects with high European added value. >The network serves a reference for other Community legislation (rail interoperability directives, week end bans).
Directorate general for Energy and Transport4 TEN-T guidelines and financing l New TEN-T guidelines (Decision 1692/96/EC) adopted on 21 April l TEN-T financing rules (EC Regulation 2236/95) modified and due to enter into force in the coming months l Based on the report of the High Level Group l Part of a comprehensive strategy: growth initiative, financial perspectives l White Paper on European transport policy for 2010: time to decide
Directorate general for Energy and Transport5 Policy context of the TEN-T revision l Enlargement 1st May 2004 l Higher requirements for modal rebalancing and intermodality l Sustainable mobility l Growth initiatives to stimulate economy l Strengthen the internal market dynamics
Directorate general for Energy and Transport6 Evaluation of the past l Progress mainly on domestic sections l 50 % of the rail network not completed in 2010 l 36 % of investments decided in 1994 in Essen are carried out l Delays primarily affect trans-national links and their cross-border sections l Main problems: opening up to competition of networks taking longer than expected, difficult cross-border co-ordination, scarce funding
Directorate general for Energy and Transport7 Investments in transport infrastructure in % GDP AustriaBelgiumDenmark Finland FranceGermany GreeceIreland ItalyLuxembourg NetherlandsPortugal SpainSwedenUK
Directorate general for Energy and Transport8 Enlargement Traffic volumes and share of international traffic to grow rapidly By 2020: EU15 70% EU %
Directorate general for Energy and Transport9 Three building blocks l Priority projects l Organisational means to facilitate co-ordination l Financial framework
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Directorate general for Energy and Transport11 Consolidated list of projects of special interest for Central and East Europe” Project 6: Rail Axis Lyon–Trieste/ Koper– Ljubljana–Budapest- Ukrainian border Project 7: Motorway axis Igoumenitsa/Patra- Athina-Sofia–Budapest Project 15: European GNSS (Galileo/EGNOS) Project 17: Rail axis Paris–Strasbourg– Stuttgart–Wien–Bratislava
Directorate general for Energy and Transport12 Consolidated list of projects of special interest for Central and East Europe” Project 18: Rhine-Main-Danube inland waterway route Project 22: Rail axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart- Vienna-Bratislava Project 23: Rail axis Gdansk-Warshaw- Brno/Bratislava-Vienna Project 25: Gdansk-Brno/Bratislava-Vienna
Directorate general for Energy and Transport13 Organisational means Two new instruments: Declaration of European Interest (Article 19a) European Co-ordinators (Article 17a)
Directorate general for Energy and Transport14 The Declaration of European interest l Concentration of TEN budget and financial structural instruments as far as possible l Obligation for Member States to co-ordinate evaluation procedures before planning permission and to carry out one trans-national enquiry for cross-border sections l Obligation for Member States to carry out ex-post evaluation l Possibility of losing the status in the case of unjustified delays
Directorate general for Energy and Transport15 European Co-ordinators l Advise project promoters on financing and evaluation methods l Report on an annual basis on progress and obstacles l Dialogue with operators and users, including network operation issues l Are appointed, according to the needs, for individual project or group of projects l Are appointed by the Commission after consultation with the Member States concerned
Directorate general for Energy and Transport16 Three sources of financing l National budget l Community budget l Users
Directorate general for Energy and Transport17 Financial framework: investment needs € 225 billion until 2020
Directorate general for Energy and Transport18 Project 18: Rhine-Main-Danube inland waterway route l The Rhine-Main-Danube corridor is a major freight route connecting the North Sea (port of Rotterdam) to the Black Sea (in particular the port of Constanta). l Several sections of this waterway pose navigability problems.
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Directorate general for Energy and Transport20 The main sections where works are necessary are: Rhine-Meuse with a lock to Lanay (2019) Vilshofen-Straubing (2013) Wien-Bratislava (2015) Palkovicovo-Mohacs (in Hungary-2014) Bottlenecks in Romania and Bulgaria (2011) Total estimated cost: m€ Remaining investments: m€ Project 18: Rhine-Main-Danube inland waterway route
Directorate general for Energy and Transport21 Project 18: Expected Results The project will: l improve the competitiveness of the waterway l in the long term increase the overall capacity of the route by around 30% (5 billion tonnes-kilometres of freight could be transferred, each year, to waterways) l may significantly reduce transport costs per tonne of freight, in the order of 20-30%. The joint development of technology such as the RIS (River Information System) is also a priority. This system may improve the management of inland waterway traffic the services offered to transport operators.
Directorate general for Energy and Transport22 Further information l DG Energy and Transport l White Paper on Transport l TENs