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1 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator EESC HEARING Sustainable development of the EU Transport policy and TEN-T The practical example: PP17 Brussels 26 April 2011

2 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator Objectives of existing TEN-T. ensure the sustainable mobility of persons and goods. high quality infrastructure. including all modes of transport. optimal use of existing capacities. interoperability

3 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator Existing rail network in TEN-T. Important role for long-distance passenger traffic. interconnection with airports. access to regional and local rail networks

4 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator The White Paper goals for competitive and resource efficient transport - including » new and sustainable fuels and propulsion systems » 30% of road freight (>300km) should shift to other modes, over 50% by 2050 » >50% medium-distance passenger transport by rail by 2050 » connect all core network airports to the rail network by 2050, preferably high- speed

5 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator PP17 Railway Axis Paris- Strasbourg- Stuttgart- Wien Bratislava

6 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator 9th June 2006: Declaration of intent by the ministries of transport of France, Germany, Austria and Slovakia Declaration of support by regions, chambers of commerce and railway operators : Bilateral agreements » Strasbourg-Kehl-Appenweier » Munich-Salzburg » Vienna-Bratislava Important political steps along PP 17

7 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator Implementation along PP 17 (December 2010)

8 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator Funding along PP17. TEN-T: about 600 Mio until 2015 » Studies » ERTMS deployment in France and Austria » Works in France, Germany and Austria. European Recovery Plan (EERP): 85 million for studies and works on TGV-Est, 2nd phase and works in Austria (i. e. Station Melk, railway-by-pass Loosdorf, Burgstallertunnel)

9 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator Co-operation partner: Main Line for Europe. The Main Line for Europe initiative is a community of interest consisting of more than 30 cities, regions and chambers of industry and commerce along the rail line Paris- Stuttgart – München – Salzburg – Wien – Bratislava/Budapest.. The aim of the initiative is to achieve the upgrading of the West-East Main Line Paris – Bratislava/Budapest to a continuous high-performance rail line for passenger and freight transport, the provision of an attractive transport service and the lines optimum connection to local and regional public transport along the entire corridor.

10 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator The role of the EU-coordinator political willfinancing technical feasibility EU-coordinator: Meetings with national, regional and local stakeholders Agreements between administrations Declarations Conferences EU-funding TEN-T funding for studies and works DG REGIO

11 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator Challenges for the implementation. The implementation of huge infrastructure projects is costly and takes longer than political mandates and financial perspectives: » agreements are needed to frame this process » the commitment has always to be renewed

12 Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs, EU Coordinator Thanks for your attention Danke für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit Merci pour votre attention Prof. Dr. Péter Balázs Tel.:


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