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Passengers to reach Aalborg airport by train thanks to EU support

4 November 2014  •  Author: INEA

The EU’s TEN-T Programme will back with €500,000 the preliminary technical and environmental studies to connect Aalborg airport in Denmark to the country’s main rail network. The project has high potential to reduce road traffic, while attracting more passengers to the airport.

Today passengers rushing to and from Aalborg airport have to take a bus or a car to reach the closest towns. This study will look into the best railway option to offer a more sustainable shuttle solution by train.

The project will carry out the preliminary technical and environmental studies necessary for the development of a 3 km-long single-track rail line between Aalborg airport and the main railway network of Denmark.

The new railway connection is expected to facilitate the reach of Aalborg airport by public transport, thus attracting more passengers. It should also increase the market share of public transport use when travelling to and from the airport, thus making a positive impact on the environment.

The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013, priority ‘Air 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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