Transalpine Transport Architects – Improving Intermodal Solutions For Transalpine Freight Traffic


Lead Partner:


German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development, Berlin, Germany


07/2009 – 09/2012

Link EU KEEP Database:

Road traffic congestion is growing continuously at a rapid pace. Concerning the small amount of transit routes across the Alps and therewith a concentrated traffic density, this causes multiple problems within the alpine area.

The project TRANSITECTS aims to shift transport volumes towards rail bound alternatives and to promote multimodal solutions.

The project composed of 16 partners from Italy (7), Austria (4), Slovenia and Germany carried out transport studies for selected transport relations in Northern Italy – Switzerland / Austria – Southern Germany, giving an insight in alpine transport flows, the transport market and intermodal system. Its focus of activities has been a large number of business case studies concerning transalpine train services for combined transport.

TRANSITECTS also assessed the environmental performance for defined alpine tracks.

The Partners developed innovative concepts for intermodal nodes like the Dry Port concept Villach-Fürnitz where a cooperation agreement was signed with the North Adriatic Ports Association “NAPA”, the Government of Carinthia and the Carinthian Development Agency.

The project also provided a report concerning Transalpine freight transport between Scandinavia, the Berlin-Brandenburg region and the Adriatic area. TRANSITECTS provided a cross-fertilisation platform with focus on intermodal transport and TEN-T. The results have been documented comprehensively within the TRANSITECTS final report Intermodal solutions for transalpine freight traffic.




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  • EU Funds: 98 million Euro + funds from Switzerland
    and Liechtenstein =
    about 130 million Euro

  • Participating states:
    Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Switzerland


  • Competitiveness and Attractiveness

  • Accessibility and Connectivity

  • Environment and Risk Prevention