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Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T

The TEN-T network has a dual-layer structure, comprising a comprehensive network and a core network. The multimodal TEN-T core network with European Coordinators makes an important contribution to European cohesion and will strengthen the internal market. More competitiveness in the EU economy leads to more employment.

Improving the multimodality of rail, inland waterways and maritime transport within the framework of the TEN-T, as well and innovative transport technologies in the traffic area will lead to a shift in traffic, relief of the roads, reduction in greenhouse and pollutant emissions and an increase of traffic safety and road safety.

In the trans-European transport network the capital region of Berlin-Brandenburg has a crucial function as an important node in Europe with the core network corridors

  • North Sea-Baltic Corridor: from Finland, the Baltic States on the one hand and Poland, Germany, the  Netherlands and Belgium with the ports Antwerpen, Rotterdam and Amsterdam on the other.
  • Orient / East-Med-Corridor: from the Mediterranean sea (Greece) / the black sea (Bulgaria/ Romania) to Hungry - Slovakia – Czech Republic and Hamburg/ Rostock
  • Scandinavian- Mediterranean Corridor: from Italy via Hamburg and Rostock to Scandinavia.

Requirements to the Trans-European Transport Network (core network)
Implementation of the development standards until 2030


  • Highways or Motorways
  • Parking spaces
  • Alternative clean fuels


  • European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS)/ European Train Control System (ETCS)
  • Electrification
  • European gauge 1435 mm

Routes of rail freight transport:

  • 22,5 t axle load
  • 740 m train length
  • 100 km/h line speed

Alternative clean fuels for:

  • Port
  • Inland Port
  • Airport

The comprehensive network is to be completed by 2050.  

TEN-T - Connecting Europe