Pilot for the analytical support framework to monitor the implementation of the infrastructure and “soft” measures proposed by the High Level Group
Head of the Project from TSI:
Igor Kabashkin, Dr. hab.sc.ing., Prof.,
The Northern Axis is one of the five Trans-European transport Axes defined by the “High Level Group” in 2005 and presented in the report “Network for Peace and Development”. The Axis is the main trade and transport connection between Russia and the EU countries. The Axis consists of main rail and road corridors starting with the Berlin Moscow corridor in the south and ending with St. Petersburg – Narvik corridor in the north.
The aim of this study has been to set up – as a pilot for the Northern Axis – the analytical support framework that would enable monitoring the implementation of the measures proposed by the High Level Group. The methodology and principles of the analytical framework should be easily extendable to the other Axes.
To do this the project has:
- Collected data on infrastructure, traffic, transport regulations, operations etc.
- Analysed the current condition of the infrastructure
- Analysed investments and financial commitments
- Built long term exogenous scenarios describing future trade demand
- Modelled the current and future transport demand
- Analysed current and future physical and non-physical bottlenecks
- Defined priority projects
- Made plans and recommendations for the organisation, management and tasks
- for establishing the Northern Axis cooperation
- Developed and piloted standard methods that could be used in other Axes for collecting and analysing data, assessing bottlenecks and defining priority projects in order to produce comparable results for other axes