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€280m to improve transport links in Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia

5 May 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, European Railway Review

The European Commission has adopted three major projects to improve transport links in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.

transport links in Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia

The Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia are to benefit from €280 million funding to improve transport links in the region.

Commission adopts three projects for major transport links

On the 03 May 2016 the Commission adopted three major projects. The first, worth €46.6 million from the Cohesion Fund, aims to improve railway connections in Prague and the Region of Central Bohemia. The EU-funded work will increase the competitiveness of the Czech railway system and save valuable time for travellers around Prague.

€46.6 million to improve rail connections in Prague

The Prague railway node is part of the TEN-T core network on the line from Athens via Sofia – Budapest – Vienna – Prague and Nuremberg/Dresden. This specific section is characterised by high-density passenger and freight transport. This applies to suburban (Úvaly), metropolitan (Praha Klánovice), regional (Kolín, Pardubice), inter-city (Brno, Ostrava) and international rail transport (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Poland).

The second project, worth €31.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund, will fund the rehabilitation of a national road in the centre of Romania, between the cities of Tȃrgu Mureş, Reghin and Sărăţel. The aim is to improve accessibility in the region and road safety. 

The third project, worth €201.7 million from the Cohesion Fund, will co-finance the construction of a section of the D3 motorway in the region of Žilina, in Northern Slovakia. This project, part of the TEN-T Baltic-Adriatic corridor, will benefit industry and tourism in the country.

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