10.12.2021 – 13:01
Brenner Corridor Platform c / o Consortium Observatory
Brussels / Franzensfeste (ots)
The published traffic studies on future train volumes in the Brenner Corridor show that the four-track infrastructure expansion must be pushed ahead consistently.
The studies on passenger and freight transport were carried out within a working group of Brenner Corridor Platform, with the participation of the three transport ministries (DE, AT, IT), the three infrastructure operators (DB, ÖBB, RFI) and BBT SE. For the first time ever, the results are based on a cross-border recognized data basis and coordinated methodology.
With regard to the forecast horizon of 2030, increases in transport volumes of between 53 percent and 95 percent can be expected in rail freight transport. The forecast for 2040 even shows increases of up to 215 percent. If the future passenger traffic volume is added to the train numbers of the forecast freight traffic, the following average daily train numbers result for the forecast horizon 2040:
Rosenheim-Wörgl 370 trains; Wörgl-Innsbruck 507 trains; Innsbruck-Trient 376 trains; Trento-Verona 337 trains.
The 435-kilometer-long Brenner Corridor between Munich and Verona is the heart of the EU-co-financed Scandinavia-Mediterranean core network corridor and thus a central part of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T). The corridor represents a central axis for the economic development of Europe and includes central rail projects such as the Brenner Base Tunnel including the north and south approaches.
“These unprecedented studies represent a milestone for joint, cross-border transport planning in the European Union, a novelty. They only supplement national data and will support the responsible planning authorities in making future decisions on expanding the capacity of the corridor in line with national and European transport policy objectives and on the basis of a joint, evidence-based approach. “
(European coordinator of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean core network corridor, Pat Cox)
These and other study results on the Brenner Corridor are available under the following link: www.bcplatform.eu/korridorstudien
The BCP corridor studies View here
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