The European Union will co-finance with over €4 million from the TEN-T Programme a project to lay the foundations for the future expansion of the Wolfurt rail freight Terminal in Austria. The project’s completion will help Wolfurt to become the region’s main freight hub, connected to both the rail and road networks.
The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will complete the planning studies needed before upgrade work can begin at the Wolfurt Terminal. In particular, it includes studies to plan the construction of facilities for intermodal transport, equipment for general cargo and devices for conventional freight transport.
Once completed, these upgrades will improve the rail terminal by making its infrastructure more efficient and removing bottlenecks during the cargo handling process. Interoperability between the different parts of the road and rail network will be improved, as will the security and reliability of goods handling and transport. Overall, the project aims to increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of rail freight transport in the region by creating a modern multimodal transport hub.
The project is set to be completed by December 2014.