Capacity of transport infrastructure networks
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
DPSIR: Driving force
- TERM 018
Policy issue: Optimise the use of existing infrastructure capacity and revitalise rail and inland waterways
The length of conventional railway lines decreased by about 9 % (mainly due to the closing of unprofitable small lines). The high-speed rail infrastructure is gradually being extended in line with plans for the TEN: the length of high-speed track almost tripled between 1990 and 1999, to more than 2 700 km, and is expected to increase to 24 000 km (of new and upgraded existing lines) by 2010. The length of the navigable waterways decreased by 8%.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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