Quality of Transport Infrastructures

Infrastructure is the backbone

In the future, the infrastructure in the western transport corridors will be more and more engrossed. For that reason, current gaps have to be filled. 

Work Package 3 of the Scandria project focuses on the improvement of the quality of transport infrastructure in the corridor. The Swedish Transport Administration is the leader of this work package. Together with the involved partners, a common Scandria investment strategy will be elaborated.

Work Package 3 and the Scandria investment strategy are based upon three thematic actions:

  • Development of intermodal nodes
  • Improvements in rail traffic
  • Optimised heavy goods vehicle traffic

If you want to learn more about the project structure in detail, please follow the link on the right side.

Improving co-modality means to strengthen intermodal nodes

Minimizing environmental pollution and facilitating more achievements at the same time is only possible with powerful interfaces between the transport modes road, ship, and rail. Modern transshipment points with the latest technology and large capacities facilitate an efficient system change.

Within Scandria, the Danish Region Zealand examines, which measures are necessary to further develop the Port of Køge to a more efficient intermodal terminal for north-south traffic.

Increasing the attractiveness of rail and ship

High speed trains, sufficient capacities for freight transport and short sea shipping help to harmonize increasing demands for mobility with the need to protect the environment.
As an example, the capital region Berlin-Brandenburg examines within Scandria, which measures can be taken in regard to infrastructure to decrease the travel time from Berlin to Copenhagen from currently 6.5 hours to 3.5 hours. 

Greening heavy goods transport

Much like today, in the future the majority of goods will be transported on road. By using intelligent transport systems and alternative fuels, such as bio gas, harmful greenhouse gas emissions can be minimized. The Swedish Transport Administration will conduct a study on economic efficiency and feasibility of a continuous bio gas corridor from Scandinavia all the way down to the Adriatic Sea.