PAN-EUROPEAN TRANSPORT CORRIDOR PRODEXPO 2007 Athens, 23-24 October M. Miltiadou, Transport Engineer Technical Secretariat Pan-European Transport Corridor.
Published byModified over 4 years ago
Presentation on theme: "PAN-EUROPEAN TRANSPORT CORRIDOR PRODEXPO 2007 Athens, 23-24 October M. Miltiadou, Transport Engineer Technical Secretariat Pan-European Transport Corridor."— Presentation transcript:
PAN-EUROPEAN TRANSPORT CORRIDOR X @ PRODEXPO 2007 Athens, 23-24 October M. Miltiadou, Transport Engineer Technical Secretariat Pan-European Transport Corridor X Member of the Technical Secretariat of the Steering Committee for Pan- European Corridor X REPUBLIC OF GREECE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIVISION
3 Main Axis: Salzburg – Ljubljana – Zagreb – Beograd – Nis – Skopje – Veles – Thessaloniki Branch A: Graz (Austria) – Maribor (Slovenia) – Zagreb (Croatia) Branch B: Budapest (Hungary) – Novi Sad (Serbia) – Beograd (Serbia) Branch C: Nis (Serbia) – Sofia (Bulgaria) and further via Corridor IV to Istanbul Branch D: Veles (F.Y.R.O.M.) – Bitola (F.Y.R.O.M.) – Florina (Greece) and further via Florina – Kozani (via Egnatia) to Igoumenitsa Corridor X 2.300km roads 2.528km railways 12 airports 4 sea- & river- ports 20 road border stations 18 rail border stations
4 Structures for the development of Corridor X Preparative meetings of delegations of countries concerned and representatives of the European Commission and other International Organizations 15 March 2001: Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the Ministers of Transport of the participating countries and the European Commission for the development of Corridor X infrastructure, operation and use Coordination by a Steering Committee (delegates of participating countries, EC and other international organizations as observers) chaired by Greek Ministry of Transport and Communications (until 2010) Support by a Technical Secretariat 16 June 2006: Signing of a Protocol for the improvement of border crossings along the Corridor Special Working Group of all authorities involved in border procedures chaired by Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance (until 2009)
5 Total length: 2.299,6km 65,6% of the road network consists of motorways Description of existing and future infrastructure: Main Axis: 1.451,4km [85,8% motorways – 100% by 2012] Branch A: 163,4km [68% motorways – 95% by 2012] Branch B: 352,9km [47,3% motorways – 100% by 2012] Branch C: 191,8km [43,8% motorways by 2011] Branch D: 140,1km [only rehabilitation plans defined] 20 border stations – Half of them have been reconstructed or improved in the last 5 years State of play of Road Corridor X
7 266,36km (66,3%) constructed in the period 2001-2006 A+B = 278,56km (68,4%) by the end of 2007 State of play of Road Corridor X Motorway construction since 2001 Part of Corridor X CountrySection Total Length (km) Constructed Length (km) Planned Completion of Construction in 2007 (km) Main AxisSloveniaBic – Obrezje*75,554,45,5 SloveniaVrba – Naklo20,94,32,4 CroatiaVelika Kopanica – Lipovac53,56 - CroatiaZagreb – Bregana13,0 - SerbiaBelgrade bypass35,516,8- F.Y.R.O.M.Gradsko – D. Kapija – Gevgelija75,542,5- Branch ASloveniaMaribor – Gruskovje38,82,40,6 CroatiaMacelj – Krapina19,4 - Branch BHungaryKiskunfelegyhaza – Roszke60,0 - Total401,99A = 266,36B = 8,5 * Characterised as “Problematic” sections
8 Total length: 2528,2km 63% Single track alignment – 37% Double track alignment 92% Electrified Description of existing and future infrastructure: Main Axis: 1742,3km [55% single track alignment – Fully electrified] Branch A: 154,3km [70% double track alignment – Fully electrified] Branch B: 305,6km [96% single track alignment – Fully electrified] Branch C: 161,0km [95% single track alignment – 90% diesel] Branch D: 165,0km [100% single track alignment – Fully diesel] 18 border stations – 5 of them have been reconstructed or improved in the last 5 years. One joint station at Serbian/ Bulgarian border State of play of Rail Corridor X
10 Effective investments on Corridor X during the last decade CountryInvestments (mo€)PeriodSector Austria499,51996 – 2002Railways Slovenia1.607,611994 – 2006Roads and railways (data for roads only for 2003-04) Croatia204,272003 – 2006Roads and railways Hungary374,971994 – 2005Roads and railways Serbia66,81994 – 2002Railways BulgariaNo data-- F.Y.R.O.M.31,361994 – 2006Railways (data for roads only for 2005-06) Greece47,52003 – 2004Railways TOTAL2,832bo€ -Data missing for some periods, for one or both of the transport modes => Investments much higher than 2,8bo€ -Examples: Motorway concession schemes of 280 mo€ in Croatia and 830mo€ in Hungary not included in data => Effective investments since 1994: ~4bo€
11 In the mean time… (1/2) REBIS defined the SEE Core Transport Network (2003) An MoU has been signed for the development of the Core Transport Network (2004) A Steering Committee has been established A Technical Secretariat supports the Steering Committee: The South East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO) The networks coincides with the parts of Pan-European Corridors V, VII (inland navigation), VIII and X in the “Western Balkans”. That to secure the consecutiveness of the Trans-European Networks in the non-EU territory of the Balkans region in view of the EU enlargement
12 In the mean time… (2/2) Europe has been enlarged (2004 & 2007) and many parts of the Pan- European Network became part of the Trans-European one (TEN-T) A new decision (884/2004/EC) completed the TEN-T priority projects list covering the EU-27 A new orientation of European Neighborhood Policy is to extend the major trans-national axes to the new EU neighbors Need to revise the Corridors concept securing the cooperation with the existing structures and the exploitation of their experience and work done EC/ DG TREN proposes…
14 Conclusions (1/2) Corridor X: Backbone of the Core Transport Network of the Western Balkans Backbone of the SEE Priority Axis defined by EC Part of the SEECP High Performance Railway Network Several projects prioritized for the following years
15 SEETO 2007 – 2011 Multi-annual Action Plan: Corridor X projects ProjectModeCountrykm Cost (mo€) Implementation period Belgrade by pass, Sector 1-3: Dobanovci-OstrusnicaRoadSerbia177,52007 Belgrade by pass, Sector 4: Ostrusnica-OrlovacaRoadSerbia8242008-2010 Belgrade by pass, Sector 5-6: Orlovaca-Bubanj PotokRoadSerbia141362008-2012 Upgrading of road section Demir Kapija-Udovo- Smokvica RoadFYROM331502007-2010 Rehabilitation of the rail line Tabanovci - Gevgelija (Corridor X) Sections: Veles – Zgropolci and Zgropolci – Demir Kapija RailFYROM691502008-2012 Upgrading rail signaling and telecommunications along Corridor X RailFYROM3762007-2009 Reconstruction of south exit Belgrade/ upgrading to double track of railway line Beograd-Nis/ Beograd- Resnik-Klenje-M.Ivanca-M.Krasna-V.Plana RailSerbia761502008-2016 Reconstruction of line Nis – Presevo – FYROM borderRailSerbia15677,32008-2011 Remote rail control traffic system Savski Marof- Zagreb-Tovarnik RailCroatia32923,42009-2011 Rail track overhaul Savski Marof-Zagreb sectionRailCroatia2723,32009-2011
16 Conclusions (2/2) Within the overall framework the perspectives are very promising for the further revitalization and upgrade of Corridor X. Road Corridor is already operational and its completion is underway. Rail Corridor is also operational (except branch D) but is not competitive enough. Railways should overcome the general crisis of the sector in the Balkans. Priority is given in rehabilitation and upgrade of the infrastructure. The issue of crossing the borders remains the big challenge to confront for both rail and road Corridor, in order to optimize the operation of the Corridor with minimum delays in the benefit of transport of persons and goods.
17 Thank you for your kind attention http://edessa.topo.auth.gr/X email@example.com http://edessa.topo.auth.gr/X firstname.lastname@example.org Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Faculty of Rural & Surveying Engineering Polytechnic School Dept. of Transportation & Hydraulic Engineering Egnatia Str., 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece, tel.+30 2310 996154, fax +30 2310 996030