A FULLY INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SOLUTION WITHIN THE TEN-T NETWORK
Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor is a vital, year-round transport connection between Sweden and Finland. The project includes a complete transport system for both goods and passengers and is initiated by the municipality of UmeÃ¥ in Sweden and the municipality of Vaasa in Finland.
Midway Alignment connects to three major roads classified by the UNECE as European roads of strategic importance â€“ the E12, the E4 and the E8 â€“ and to the Bothnian Corridor. It also supports and complements the Priority Projects and the Core and Comprehensive Network of the European Union.
The project is upgrading the transport route in order to fulfill national and international requirements for an environmentally and economically sustainable transport system with increased multi-modality and higher transport security.
– CONNECT the North to other parts of Europe in an east-west direction
– CONTRIBUTE to improved cohesion and regional growth
– COMPLEMENT The Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor
– DEVELOP and promote innovative solutions
– DESIGN and build a new, environmentally friendly ferry for the Kvarken strait
– IMPROVE port operations and regional logistics systems
– SECURE long-term operational stability
PROJECT PHASES 2012 âˆ’ 2018
PHASE 1: 2012 â€“ 2015
– Preparatory activities and feasibility studies
– Concept development (improving the transport link and land/port infrastructure)
– Design of the new ferry (incl. use of environmentally friendly alternative fuels and sufficient icebreaking capacity)
– Budget: MEUR 20.7
PHASE 2: 2016 â€“ 2018
– Building of the ferry and the landbased infrastructure
– Construction (incl. alternative fuels transportation and storage)
– Implementation of the logistics system and operations
– Reporting of results
Municipal, regional and national financers from Finland and Sweden, private companies and European Union TEN-T funds finance the Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor.
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