Revitalisation of Inner-Urban Freight Rail Hubs
UrbFRail
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UrbFRail

PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.3 Smart green mobility
Project type
Small Project
Implementation
August 2023 - January 2025
Technical details

UrbFRail

The project UrbFRail enables spatial and transport planners to create and revitalise freight rail hubs to improve last-mile transport in inner parts of the cities.
Project summary

During the past 30 years, inner-urban freight rail transport dramatically lost importance due to de-industrialization following the collapse of socialist countries and commercialisation of rail transport, leaving inner-urban freight rail infrastructure largely unexploited. With the growing need to reduce carbon emissions in transport, these areas are getting into focus again, to shift goods from road to rail and to make last mile transport more sustainable. The development of inner-urban freight rail hubs is a complex issue, as a number of requirements have to be met, e.g. related to infrastructure, spatial planning, economic feasibility as well as financing and governance. Political decisions that may involve substantial public investments, require to be well prepared development concept and process. With inner-urban freight rail transport having been out of the focus for the last 30 years, planners are lacking expertise and guidance is needed. This challenge is addressed by UrbFRail by developing a set of tool that will enable spatial and transport planners to select suitable areas for freight rail hubs and to foster their revitalisation: the urban freight rail screening and the urban freight rail development tool. Both tools will be designed to get applied to similar cases with the possibility to adopt them. Via a Urban Rail Freight Learning Platform, planners will be able to access the tool and to use it in their daily work.

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Budgets

UrbFRail
in numbers.
  • 0.50
    Million
    Total
  • 0.40
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
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15 Benefitting organisations 2 Solution(s) in preparation 2 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 2 Pilotactivities 9 Organisationsin the project

UrbFRail
in numbers.

  • 52.513232313.415751722185696
  • 52.221639421.00737979000361
  • 59.332564818.0480469
  • 59.353894817.9714372
  • 50.259898719.0215852
  • 57.707232611.9670171
  • 59.325117218.0710935
Lead partnerSenate Department for Mobility, Transport, Climate Protection and the Environment
  • Town
    Berlin
  • Region
  • Country
    Germany
  • Region
    Berlin
Total partner budget
159,100.00
Warsaw University of Technology
  • Town
    Warszawa
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Miasto Warszawa
Total partner budget
175,000.00
City of Stockholm
  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
20,020.00
Trafikverket
  • Town
    Solna
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
20,020.00
Metropolis GZM
  • Town
    Katowice
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Katowicki
Total partner budget
50,384.99
Lindholmen Science Park AB
  • Town
    Göteborg
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Västra Götalands län
Total partner budget
37,730.00
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Town
    Stockholm
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Stockholms län
Total partner budget
37,730.00

Contacts

  • Project manager, Financial manager, Communication manager
    Steve Danesch
    Senate Department for the Environment, Urban Mobility, Consumer Protection and Climate Action