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TEN-T: New bridge over the Port of Malmö gets EU support

Date: 16/01/2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme  will co-finance with over €1 million preparatory studies for the construction of a rail and road bridge over the Port of Malmö in Sweden. The new bridge will help to improve the cargo transfer at the port and improve the national rail capacity.

The studies will prepare the construction of the bridge and the adaptation of the rail and road infrastructure at the port area. They will clarify the overall layout of the new transport network and provide detailed plans for the bridge, including an environmental and public welfare study.

The studies will also prepare the investment to increase rail capacity and flexibility for cargo operations, as well as new public roads in the harbour.

The project is expected to have a significant impact on the national and EU rail freight capacity, since the port is closely linked to the main European (TEN-T) rail network.

The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013 , priority 'Maritime transport'. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA , the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.

The project is to be completed by 31 December 2015.

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