EU allocates 32.7 million euros for the railway infrastructure of the Port of Trieste
TRIESTE - Thirty-two million euros to finance the railway infrastructure in service of the port of Trieste. This is the figure made available by the European Commission for the project "TriesteRailPort", presented last April by the Port Network Authority of the Eastern Adriatic Sea.
With "TriesteRailPort" and other interventions that will design a new layout of the of the station of Campo Marzio, it will be possible to set up 750-meter trains coming from different terminals at the same time. The total budget of the project, which will end by 2023, is € 32.7 million (20% of non-repayable financing and 80% of financing with subsidized rates). «The approval of the funding is great news, because it is the recognition by Europe - commented the president of the Authority of Trieste, Zeno D'Agostino - of the investments that the port is making on the railway component. But this is not an investment that arrives in such an unexpected way. There has been a very timely analysis by EU technicians who have come to Trieste several times in order to verify that they were asking for funding for a project capable of meeting the real needs of market demand».
In the last three years the Port of Trieste has seen a traffic increase of 45% and by 2018 the goal is to reach the number of 10 thousand trains.