The TEN-T corridor Orient/ East-Med connects Central and South-East Europe. A crucial bottleneck of emerging relevance is the Dresden-Prague section, which needs to be extended by a new railway line to improve the connectivity between German seaports and destinations in particular in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.
To capitalise the opportunities of the infrastructure investment for multi-modal environmentally friendly freight, the Free State of Saxony teamed up with partners from Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Realizing activities aimed at better coordination among stakeholders in the field of transport and spatial planning, the partners will contribute to the creation of an environment for more efficient rail freight in Central Europe.
To achieve the objectives of the project the partners will develop “Corridor Capitalisation Plans” to facilitate the interaction of regional development and transport infrastructure development. These plans, which will have a planning horizon corresponding to the perspective of realization of the new railway line Dresden-Prague, will demonstrate how an intensively used corridor affects regional development and logistics, and which contributions made on regional level will strengthen the corridor and its functionality.
As informal instrument, “Corridor Capitalisation Plans” address existing planning levels and instruments in the field of transport and logistics, regional development and spatial planning on local, regional, national and transnational (partly macroregional) level, thus contributing to multi-level governance.
The fourth partner meeting took place on 3-4 September in Brno. Unfortunately, due to restrictions related to the covid pandemic, some partners were unable to attend the meeting in person so they participated online. The project progress and relevant topics regarding the partners pilot actions have been discussed.
The kick-off meeting was held on 19th - 21st June 2019 in Budapest. Partners from 4 countries met for the first time and discussed several topics.
Part of the meeting was a city sightseeing around Budapest. On the second day partners visited Freeport of Budapest Logistics which gave interesting information about the port and logistics. Now the project can start!
To demonstrate the shortterm benefits of better accessibility and connectivity and to underline the added value of the strategic infrastructure investment, practical steps towards more sustainable freight transport will be taken through pilot activities. These are aimed the following issues:
WORK PACKAGE T1
The tools serve and support the elaboration of pilot actions and the development of strategies in this thematic workpackage, thus contributing to the achievement of the project specific objectives.
work package t2
The outputs of the work package will be pilot actions aimed at better accessibility and connectivity of inland ports, the investigation of the feasibility of new and innovative intermodal services and the identification of attractive multimodal logistics locations. The outputs contribute to the strengthening of logistics locations and to the development of new intermodal services.
WORK PACKAGE T3
The outputs of the work package will be a tool for strategy building in OEM corridor regions, specifying the joint methodology of strategy development, Corridor Capitalisation plans addressing local, regional and transnational challenges for efficient and environmentally friendly freight transport and a transnational strategy summarising the conclusions and recommendations from Corridor Capitalisation Plans.
work package i1
The effective system will be developed to efficiently manage flows of goods, improve truck throughput, eliminate congestion and gain a bird's eye-view of operations. The system will include modern IT solutions including smart technologies.
CORCAP has 10 partners from Germany, the Czech Repulic, Slovakia and Hungary
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