The European Commission announced Thursday new maps showing the nine major corridors which will act as a backbone for transportation in Europe`s single market and revolutionise East–West connections.
According to a Commission’s press release, to match this level of ambition, EU financing for transport infrastructure will triple for the period 2014–2020 to €26 billion.
Taken as a whole, the new EU infrastructure policy will transform the existing patchwork of European roads, railways, airports and canals into a unified trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
The core network will connect: 94 main European ports with rail and road links,
38 key airports with rail connections into major cities, 15,000 km of railway line upgraded to high speed and 35 cross-border projects to reduce bottlenecks.
“This will be the economic lifeblood of the single market, allowing a real free flow of goods and people around the EU”, the press release says.
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