Presentation on theme: "Korridor X PLUS A RAILWAY ASSOCIATION ALONG PAN-EUROPEAN TRANSPORT CORRIDOR X www.kx-plus.com ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X Thomas Wimroither Secretary."— Presentation transcript:
Korridor X PLUS A RAILWAY ASSOCIATION ALONG PAN-EUROPEAN TRANSPORT CORRIDOR X www.kx-plus.com ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X Thomas Wimroither Secretary General of the Association EU-Strategy for the Danube Region – Bratislava, April 20th, 2010
2 Area of Activity - Corridor X ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
3 Vision - Mission - Action Our Vision Our vision is to enhance the attractiveness and quality of the transport routes that connect people and markets from Central Europe to South Eastern Europe and the Asian continent. Our Mission We connect and strengthen our regions by selective market and research projects to ensure that people and goods in Europe, which is growing together, can be transported safely, economically and quickly to their destinations. ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
4 The Purpose of the Association Korridor X PLUS ARGE Korridor X (AKX) had been acting on Corridor X from the year 2001 until 2008. the follow-up association Korridor X PLUS was founded on December 16th, 2008 in order to push railway subjects on Pan-European Corridor X in close co-operation between the railway organisations in order to generate and carry out market-oriented projects with the knowledge of 6 railways in order to collectively represent common activities and targets of the members and to implement them efficiently in order to attract more traffic to Corridor X ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
5 OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF KORRIDOR X PLUS IS TO ATTRACT MORE FREIGHT AND PASSENGERS TO CORRIDOR X Market Project (MP) – Portfolio: MP 1Cutting Running Times MP 2Corridor X Product Catalogue MP 3Corridor X Network Access Description MP 4Assessment and Use of Market Potentials MP 5Assessment of Available Infrastructure Capacity MP 6Co-ordination of Infrastructure Investments MP 7Cutting Stops in Border Stations MP 8Establishing One Stop Shops (OSS) ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
6 Current (Market) Projects MP 1:Cutting Running Times Achievement of satisfying running times (Salzburg – Thessaloniki max. 36 hrs., Salzburg – Halkali max. 48 hrs.) MP 4:Assessment and Use of Market Potentials Attraction of additional traffic on Corridor X MP 6:Co-ordination of Infrastructure Investments Members act in favour of a common position on infrastructure investments; definitions of infrastructure projects MP 7:Cutting Stops in Border Stations Shortest possible stops in border stations; project managed by project leader Serbian Railways ZS MP 8:Establishing One Stop Shops (OSS) Coordinated approach to customers on Corridor X EUROPTIRAILS (European Train Monitoring and Reporting) Up-to-date train information on Corridor X and on other European transport axis ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
7 Market Project Highlights and Results MP 1:Running times have already been cut (train-related): Between Thessaloniki and Salzburg from 49 to 44 hrs. (target 36 hrs.) and between Halkali (Turkey) and Salzburg from 73 to 63 hrs. (target 48 hrs.) MP 2+3:Publication of a Corridor X Network Access Description and a Corridor X Product Catalogue 2008 since 2008 (updated at least once a year) MP 4:2008 New trains:Zeebrugge–Ljubljana (and v. v.) 2008 Planned:Wels–Istanbul Halkali (and v. v.) Nuremberg–Istanbul Halkali (and v. v.) Thessaloniki–Unna/Bönen (and v. v.) Judenburg–Radinac (and v. v.) as well as a train pair between Vienna resp. Wels and Belgrade MP 7:Border stops at the Bulgarian/Serbian border Dragoman/Dimitrovgrad cut down by more than 50 percent in December 2006 ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
8 Highlight MP 5 Corridor X Capacity Profile in due consideration of the actually possible running speeds ÖBB SZ HZ ZS NRIC MZ OSE > 100% Capacity Utilization > 80% und < 100% Capacity Utilization < 80% Capacity Utilization LEGEND The Capacity Utilization is calculated over a 24 hour operation. All double-track sections include the critical direction only. Data currently unavailable (to be provided) Section out of Operation ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X Finalized 2007
9 Korridor X PLUS Members Full Members GKB Graz-Köflacher Railways HZCroatian Railways NRICBulgarian National Railway Infrastructure Manager ÖBBAustrian Federal Railways - Railnet Austria Inc. SZSlovenian Railways ZSSerbian Railways Collaboration with Since foundation of AKX:PETC XSteering Committee of Pan-European Corridor X Since 2006:TCDDTurkish State Railways ZFBHRailways of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina ZRSRailways of the Republic of Srpska as well as with former members of ARGE Korridor X (AKX) ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
10 Korridor X PLUS Structure General Assembly Supreme decision body of Korridor X PLUS comprises all association members. Board of Directors (January 2009 – January 2011) President:Arnold Schiefer, Board Member of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG Vice Presidents:Marijan Klaric, Board Member of HZ Croatian Railways Holding Milcho Lambrev, Director General of NRIC Bulgarian Railway IM Joint Office in Vienna Thomas Wimroither, Secretary General Zorana Djokic, Administration and Market Project Manager ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
11 Topics for Investment Projects Project targets Project topics MoresafetyHigherqualityHigherspeeds EUROPTIRAILS - International Train Monitoring and Reportingx Technical improvement or even elimination of LEVEL RAILWAY CROSSINGS xx Correction of PLATFORM CONFIGURATIONS (construction of over- and underpasses for passengers) xxx Construction of LOOP LINES in order to separate freight traffic from passenger traffic in bigger stations xxx Modernization of SIGNAL BOXES and TRAFFIC CONTROL UNITS xx Improvement of TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES xx Elimination of selected long-existing SPEED RESTRICTIONS hampering traffic flows to an undue extent xx … HOT-BOX DETECTORS … AUTOMATED TRAIN CHECKPOINTS... ……… ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X
12 ATTRACTING MORE TRAFFIC TO CORRIDOR X THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION For further information please visit our homepage www.kx-plus.com and dont hesitate to contact us!
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