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EU awards grants of almost €200 million to support infrastructure projects - UK awards for rail and fast EV charging infrastructure

The European Commission has selected 74 projects that will receive almost €200 million in EU co-financing from the trans-European transport network (TEN-T) programme to continue improving transport infrastructure across the EU. 

The projects, selected as a result of the 2011 annual call, will use EU financial support for the construction and upgrading of current links, support of transport corridors, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and innovative financial instruments.

The 2011 annual programme call granted €198.63 million in total funding and aimed to finance the highest priorities of the TEN-T network, focusing on the following fields:

  • Priority 1: Promote the development of an integrated and multi-modal transport system - 10 projects selected, €25.92 million in funding
  • Priority 2a: Studies and preparation of deployment projects contributing to mitigation and adaptation to climate change (GHG emissions) - 4 projects selected, €9.37 million in funding
  • Priority 2b: Studies and works supporting the reduction of the impact of maritime transport on the environment (air pollutants) - 4 projects selected, €3.76 million in funding
  • Priority 3: Accelerate/facilitate the implementation of TEN-T projects, 44 projects selected - €146.63 million in funding
  • Priority 4: Support to Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and innovative financial instruments - 6 projects selected, €5.63 million in funding
  • Priority 5: Support to the long-term implementation of the TEN-T network, in particular development of corridors that enable a coordinated implementation of the network - 6 projects selected, €7.32 million in funding

The projects will be managed by the TEN-T Executive Agency, working together with the project beneficiaries and under the auspices of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.

 

UK based actions selected for funding in the TEN-T 2011 Annual Call went exclusively to rail projects:

  • Southampton Port to West Coast Main Line: Rail freight upgrade and hinterland connections (€5,000,000)
  • York Street Inter-change - Improvement to Belfast Port Hinterland Connections (€1,260,000)
  • Removing a bottleneck on the Northern Ireland rail network: Coleraine – Derry (€1,615,000)
  • Felixstowe to Nuneaton rail freight enhancement, Ely Loops (€4,000,000)
  • North West England Electrification, Manchester-Liverpool (€5,000,000)

Multi-country actions involving the UK included a €2,119,000 fund, in the priority 2 category addressing Cgreenhouse Gas Emissions and pollutants, for the project “International Green Electric Highways - Study to assess fast charging infrastructure to enable deployment of electric vehicles in Ireland and Northern Ireland”.

 

 
 

 
 
 
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