Project focus and objectives

RAIL4SEE answers the need for improved transnational rail connectivity in SEE by IT, governance, services & organization measures. It addresses non-infrastructural interventions aimed at integrating cities into transnational transport corridors and it works on the transnational transport backbone of SEE by involving 11 rail hubs and 11 TEN-T & PAN EU corridors. In this perspective RAIL4SEE will enhance rail transport by improving the feeding functions on rail of major hub-cities & of their respective regions and metropolitan contexts, integrate the primary & secondary transport networks via rail hubs, develop functional integration and multimodal cooperation among transport hubs.

RAIL4SEE focuses its activities along the backbone of the transport corridors in SEE: TEN-T Priority Projects (PP) 1 Berlin-Palermo, PP6 Lisbon-Kiev, PP17 Paris-Bratislava, PP22 Athens-Sofia-Budapest-Vienna, PP23 Gdansk-Bratislava-Vienna, PP29 Ionian/Adriatic intermodal corridor (rail PPs), PP21 MoS, PP18 Rhine/Meuse-Main-Danube inland waterway, PP07 Motorway axis Igoumenitsa/Patras-Athens-Sofia-Budapest, PP25 Gdansk-Bratislava-Vienna, PAN EC X Thessaloniki-Beograd / Zagreb-Ljubljana / Budapest.

The RAIL4SEE activities are oriented to the long term sustainability of the project results from a political, financial and operational point of view, as the project directly involves the core decision makers in rail and public transport in SEE, that is to say policy makers and transport operators. In this sense the main visible outcomes are policy & investments improvements, pilot actions on integrated ticketing & information systems for transport users, the set up of regional & transnational cooperation platforms and improved rail services in SEE.

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