This multi-modal North-South corridor is one of the 9 Core Net Corridors (CNC) of the TEN-T Core Net.
It is based partially on a series of Priority Projects of the former TEN-T system (1, 11, 12, 20), ERMTS corridor B and Rail freight corridor 3.
This corridor is a crucial axis for the European economy, linking the major urban centres and economic zones in Germany, as well as Italy to Scandinavia and the Mediterranean.
It is the longest of the TEN-Core Net Corridors and starts at the Finnish-Russian border, and goes via Helsinki, Stockholm and Malmö to the European mainland (via Berlin, Munich, Naples up to) Italy and Malta. It continues the major transport flows of the seaports Hamburg and Rostock via Hannover, Berlin, Leipzig. Further sections go via Nuremburg, Munich, Brenner Corridor to Verona and further via Bologna, Rome, Naples, Genoa to Palermo. The last section connects Sicily with Malta via the Motorways of the Sea.
The Core Net Corridors will be coordinated by European Coordinators and are created to integrate important initiatives working within the corridor like the Rail Freight Corridors, Green Corridor Concepts, Port Initiatives, NAIADES and more.
The Scandria®Corridor is part of the Scand-Med-Corridor.