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.
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.
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:
The Saxon State Ministry for Regional Development is the leading partner of the whole project and similarly as other partners, is developing the Corridor Capitalisation Plans. Within their pilot action, they are working on a study Mapping of accessibility of the ports of Saxony and the Ústí region.
The smart traffic managment system includes the automatic access and tradic control system for road vehicles at Budapest Dock Freeport Logistics and Industry Park. The final set-up was launched in September 2020. The assessment phase is now underway and will last for 6 months.
The new Plan will enable faster train connection from Prague and Dresden to as many regional centres as possible, improve capacity and quality of the infrastructure for the needs of rail freight transport and intermodal transport. It will also secure conditions for Transit Oriented Development around railway stations in regional centres benefiting from faster train connection.
All freight transport passing through the OEM corridor has to pass through the territory of the South Moravian Region. Therefore, the pilot activity is focused on research on number of trucks passing through the region of South Moravia. We carried out questioning on motorway rest areas; special methodology was used, not only counting but even interviewing drivers.
The aim was to examine the possibilities of transport development in Slovakia, especially of the railway network, and to identify suitable transport terminals. Scenarios have been developed for what the situation in the South-West Slovakia will look like in 2030, 2050 a 2070.
GYSEV is responsible for preparing the study “General system approach for low-cost improvements for rail freight”. It contains following structure: market requirements and challenges in European rail freight, small scale low-cost infrastructure improvements in the context of rail freight development, measures for small-scale low-cost infrastructure improvement and better inclusion of rail freight in regional and spatial planning.
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 Freeport of Budapest Logistics has elaborated the logical and physical design of the smart traffic management system, specified the work plan and milestones of implementation and identified possible hardware and software solutions.
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!
CORCAP has 10 partners from Germany, the Czech Repulic, Slovakia and Hungary
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