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
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.