Maps, stakeholders and economic and technical info
This corridor runs in the North-South direction on the European Continent, and constitutes a European axis backbone between the Baltic and the Adriatic seas, linking their relevant ports (Trieste, Venice, Ravenna, Koper, Gdansk/Gdynia), with primary hinterland cities (Vienna, Graz, Klagenfurt, Villach, Udine) between Poland and Italy.
In order to support further development of the Baltic-Adriatic Axis, a selection of institutions along this intermodal corridor have united in a specific support project: the Baltic-Adriatic Transport Cooperation (BATCo).
As stated on the corridor website, the current status of the corridor is as follows:
- Gdansk - Warsaw - Grodzisk: currently 120km/h, line upgrade to 160km/h currently in progress
- Grodzisk - Zawiercie: currently 160km/h, line upgrade to 250-350km/h currently in progress
- Zawiercie - Katowice: line upgrade to 120km/h currently at planning stage
- Polish border - Prerov - Breclav: line upgrade to 160km/h completed
- Prerov - Brno: dual-track upgrade currently in progress; 200km/h planned
- Brno - Breclav: line upgrade to 200km/h currently at planning stage
- Skalite - Sadca - Zilina: status of upgrade: 80-120km/h
- Zilina - Bratislava: line upgrade to 160km/h currently in progress
- Tarvisio - Udine: the new Pontebbana line; 160km/h
- Udine - Venice - Bologna: line has been completed; new line section Trieste - Venice with junction to Palmanova planned
The benefits will also be significant for Austria, since the construction of the Koralm tunnel 32km long) will benefit the transit between Vienna, Graz and Klagenfurt. Travelling time will be reduced from 3 hours to one.
Executive board: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Italy, Slovenia
Management board: PKP PLK S.A., SŽDC, ŽSR, ŐBB Infrastruktur, RFI, SŽ, AŽP.