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Missing links in regional trans-border rail connections: GreensEFA experts meeting

Event
Experts meeting
Date
25 January 2012 from 15:00 to 18:00
Place
European Parliament (EP) Brussels,
room ASP 05E01
25.01.2012

GreensEFA produced a European map with Missing Links in regional trans-border rail connections. We classified these missing links and made a choice of ca. 30 examples of these. The intention of this open experts meeting is to bring this item into the focus of European policy, right at the beginning of the co-decision procedure on TransEuropean Transport Networks. See also quoted § 40 EP:

"The EP asks the Commission to set out a selection of examples of regional trans-border rail connections, which have been dismantled or abandoned, favouring especially those which could interconnect with TEN-T."

(§ 40 in EP resolution P6_TA(2009)0258 of 22 April 2009 - TEN-T Green Paper)

 

Programme

 

Welcome and moderation 15.00-16.40 - Ms Eva Lichtenberger MEP GreensEFA

15.10-15.30 - Description of the problem on trans-border regional rail connection - Prof. Dr. Heiner Monheim (tbc)

15.30-15.50 - Presentation of a rail map showing regional cross border rail links outside of the TEN-T network highlighting interesting missing links and problematic areas - Mr Michal Len

15.50-16.40 - Examples of missing links in Europe:
FR-ES (Somport), DE-CZ (Ilztal), NL-D (Nijmegen-Kleve)

16.40-18.00 Moderation and conclusions - Mr  Michael Cramer MEP GreensEFA

16.40-17.00 - Comments by DG MOVE of the European Commission - Mr Helmut Morsi, Deputy Head of Unit Networks of DG MOVE

17.00-17.45 -  Discussion

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