Promise of the Alliance
East with West
Co-design sustainable infrastructure policies with us–for a competitive economy and mobility of all of us. Let's re-open Slovenian cross-border railway lines with our neighbours–Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy–together.
We need, of course, to de-carbonise transport and make certain that we are delivering on the Paris agreement – by the year 2030 as indicated by our president von der Leyen, with the de-carbonisation of 55 per cent and 90 per cent by 2050.
Herald Ruijters, Director at the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission
European Coomission proposal to reduce transport emissions
Graphical Maps of the Railway Lines in Slovenia
Current & Proposed State of the Railway Lines Network in Slovenia
We have graphically mapped the current railway network in Slovenia. 1,207 kilometres of all railway lines, among them 333 kilometres of double-track lines and 874 kilometres of single-track lines. We have also designed our proposal for the railway network in 2030. Slide from 2021 map to the right and take a closer look at our proposal for the railway network up to 2030.
Why we need Alliance?
We need to upgrade existing railway infrastructure in Slovenia & re-open railway border crossings with our neighbours.
Thus, in Slovenia, Croatia, and Hungary—all three countries still eligible for the EU cohesion support—, at the ministries responsible for the railway infrastructure, we will ensure the entry of the upgrade of the existing and re-establishment of the missing links of the cross-border railway infrastructure. Not only the core railway corridors but also the inter-regional railway corridors. Core and inter-regional (comprehensive) railway networks are co-funded by EU cohesion funds—channeled through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF)—with up to 85 percent of the European Union co-investment.
SI+AT-HR-HU-IT Core & Inter-Regional Railway Corridor Proposals
Three Core TEN-T Cross-Border Railway Corridors.
Eleven Inter-Regional TEN-T Cross-Border Railway Corridors.
Support your corridor
Become Mobilitatis Omni member and contribute to the upgrade and re-opening of the cross-border railways in Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy.
Please, choose at least one of your favourite core railway corridor/s and your favourite inter-regional railway corridor/s.
Select your favourite corridor(s)
Background of the Alliance
What are the plans for the Trans-European Transport Network?
The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) policy is implementing a Europe-wide network of railway lines, roads, inland waterways, maritime shipping routes, ports, airports, and railroad terminals. It has the ultimate objective to close gaps, remove bottlenecks and technical barriers, as well as to strengthen social, economic, and territorial cohesion in the European Union (EU).
The objective of the TEN-T policy is improved use of infrastructure, the reduced environmental impact of transport, enhanced energy efficiency and increased safety. TEN-T is divided into two ‘layers’. The Core Network includes the most important connections, linking the most important nodes, and is to be completed by 2030. The Comprehensive Network covers all European regions and is to be completed by 2050.
In the Mobilitatis Omni institute, we have identified all cross-border railway missing links and connections in Slovenia and its all neighbouring countries – Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy. A recent report found out, cross-border missing links are “essential for the regional railway network and could have a significant European benefit, bringing border regions closer together and reducing regional disparities”.*
Additionally, as part of the Green Deal and in order to decarbonize transport, the European Commission plans to reduce transport emissions by 55 percent by 2030 and to 90 percent by 2050. In order to get there and achieve the Paris agreement standard, the EU provides funding for railway infrastructure also through EU Cohesion Policy. Co-finance rates are up to 85 percent. Funding is channeled through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF).
Lastly, not to forget, 2021 is the European Year of Rail. One more reason for your metropolitan region, city, and other municipalities to join the Central European Alliance for Sustainable Mobility.
* Donat, L. (2020). Connecting Europe with a Rail Renaissance : Eight measures to revive the European rail system, Bonn, Berlin: Germanwatch, p.36.