Supplementary model calculations supporting TEN-T network planning and impact assessment


Time schedule:
December 2010 to June 2011

Applicant: European Commission (DG MOVE)

Final Report

Project consortium:

Main Partners:
Tetraplan AS, Denmark
Christian-Albrecht-University, Germany
BMT Transport Solutions, UK
DTU Transport, Denmark
ISIS, Italy
Mcrit, Spain
Rapidis, Denmark
University of Leeds, UK

NEA, the Netherlands

Consortium leader: Tetraplan AS, Copenhagen, Denmark

General project objectives

  • Task 1 is dedicated to a recalibration of the TRANS-TOOLS model. Application of the model in many different circumstances has lead to identification of areas where the model is providing results differing substantially from the reality. Several reasons are identified for that like inaccurate data for zones and networks, missing information on transport flows, but also modelling issues like missing access to databases which can serve as a basis for model estimation, faulty cost and time data, different weight on the different transport modes related to available data, etc.
  • Task 2 applies the recalibrated model for new forecasts for 2030 in order to identify core networks for road and rail for the EU. However, the ToR underlines the need to carry out an impact assessment in accordance with Commission directions on the three different options for the future TEN-T, ranging in option 1 from the present comprehensive network and priority projects, option 2 only priority projects and in option3 a comprehensive network and on top of that core networks for the different transport modes.


Contribution of the Institute for Regional Research (IfR), University of Kiel

Project Leader at the Institute: Dr. Artem Korzhenevych

IfR applies the CGEurope model to quantify the regional effects (GDP and accessibility changes) of implementing different concepts of new priority transport network in the EU.