New rail access
The project involves the construction of the new rail access to the Port of Barcelona to handle all the rail traffic that travels through the new Port expansion area and the logistic zones, where most of the traffic transiting the Llobregat Delta area originates.
This action includes the construction of approximately 11 km of rail access, connecting the new Port expansion area with the "Railway Network of General Interest to the State" (RFIG), as well as joining the infrastructure with the Can Tunis station. 27 km of railway tracks will be needed to build the rail connections, implementing the works defined in the different activities.
The design of the new rail access is planned for the south of the Barcelona Port along a corridor previously occupied by the course of the Llobregat River before it was diverted in 1999. This corridor will absorb more than the 70% of the rail traffic in the Port of Barcelona.
This new railway access is one of the pre-identified projects of the Mediterranean Corridor included in Annex I of Regulation (EU) No. 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 11, 2013. In the Work plan of the Mediterranean Corridor, this access has been identified as a bottleneck in the Mediterranean Corridor.
The new Access to the Port will improve traffic conditions, alleviating traffic congestion in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, bringing with it important savings for the economy in terms of fuel, time and a reduction in the number of accidents.
Activities included in the project
1. New rail access section 1. Single track.
2. New rail access section 2. Access tracks and Marshalling Yard in Nou Llobregat.
3. New rail access section 3. Connection with the Can Tunis Marshalling Yard Terminal.
4. Control and command signalling system.
5. Traction substation.
6. New rail access. Access track and a Marshalling Yard in Ronda del Port.
7. Coordination and management of the project.
Title: New Southern Rail Access to the Port of Barcelona – Phase 2- Connection Works.
Beneficiary: Barcelona Port Authority (APB) y Manager of the Spanish Railway Infrastructure (ADIF).
Management structure: the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of Spain is the main coordinator of the action, acting as the communication channel between both public entities. The project coordinator is APB with ADIF as a partner, guaranteeing that the action is properly managed in terms of quality, financial management and communication.
Execution: from July 1, 2015 until December 31, 2018 (42 months).
Budget for the Action: total eligible costs: €120,431,565, of which €71,771,463 is financed by the APB and €48,660,102 by ADIF.
Co-financing from the EU: 30 % of the eligible costs are financed through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme: €36,129,469.50; €21,531,438.90 corresponding to the APB and €14,598,030.60 to ADIF.
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