BASIC PROJECT DATA
Project ID: PA1A127
Project website: https://www.bayernhafen.de/en/services/infrastructure/cef-project.html
NEED AND ADDED VALUE FOR THE DANUBE REGION STRATEGY
The port of Regensburg is located on the Rhine – Danube Corridor and Regensburg is listed in the Annex II part 2 of Regulation 1315/2013 as a core multimodal logistics platform and inland port. The project aims at improving the accessibility of the port and to strengthen the multimodal TEN-T Core Network in order to increase the competitiveness of the European economy.
Apart from several infrastructure rehabilitation and capacity extension measures in the port, the current CEF project was launched in 2016.
OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE PROJECT
The investment is earmarked for improvement works in the port area such as extending the rail facilities to accommodate block trains, expanding electrification of the rail facilities and improving the flow of traffic at level crossings in the port.
- Eliminate bottlenecks for rail traffic in the port
- CO2 emissions reduction is considered a future effect
- Enhance the modal shift from road to rail
PLANNED PROJECT ACTIVITIES
Activities focus on the works for the construction and the electrification of new railway tracks in the port area, and the improvement of some level crossing points.
The project will reach its objectives by adapting the marshalling yard to accommodate block trains of 740 m length, expanding the rail infrastructure to optimise operational processes, improving co-modality through the electrification of two multipurpose loading tracks and the safety upgrade of level crossings.
The 4 main activities:
- Improvement of accessibility of the port
- Eliminating interferences in the flow of traffic
- Improving co-modality for road-rail transportation through construction of an electrified load transfer yard
- Increase in traffic safety through upgrading work to signalling and points switching systems
Increased attractiveness of the port in the TEN-T Core Network.
PROJECT BENEFICIARIES / TARGET GROUPS
- Railway companies
- Port operators
- Port tenants
- Forwarding companies
- Port administrations in the Danube and Black Sea Region
STATUS AND TIMEFRAME
Start date: 01.03.2016
End date: 31.10.2018
Total budget: 5,480,000 EUR
EU funds: 1,096,000 EUR are funded by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) 2014 – 2020
Private funds: 4,384,000 EUR funded by Bayernhafen GmbH & Co. KG
Project leader: Bayernhafen GmbH & Co. KG (website: www.bayernhafen.de)
Address: Linzer Straße 6, 93057 Regensburg / Germany
The project addresses key priorities of the European Union transport policy such as:
- Europe 2020, strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth: to comply with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (or even 30%, if the conditions are right) lower than 1990, reduce energy consumption by 20% through increased energy efficiency, to meet 20% of energy needs from renewable sources
- The White Paper on Transport – 2030/2050 perspective (2010) & Single Market Act II: emphasize the need for well-connected port infrastructure, efficient and reliable port services and transparent port funding
- A roadmap to moving to a competitive carbon economy in 2050 (2011): the EU should prepare for reductions in its domestic emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 1990
- Ports: an engine for growth COM (2013) 295 final: setting up the EU strategy needed to help ports implement good practices and sound managerial approaches while fully respecting diversity and particular circumstances
Data provided by: Máté Gelencsér (Bayernhafen GmbH & Co. KG, Germany) – 05.07.2017