Malpensa’s rail link benefits from EU support

Posted: 22 January 2013 | | No comments yet

The European Union will support with over €500,000 from the TEN-T Programme…


The European Union will support with over €500,000 from the TEN-T Programme a study to evaluate the possibility of connecting Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Malpensa Airport in Italy (TEN-T Priority Project 10) with a rail link by using a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. Presently, Terminal 2 can only be reached by road and the new link would greatly improve the connections of this terminal and of the airport as a whole.

The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, concerns the realisation of a series of studies aimed at evaluating the possibility of using a PPP procedure for the construction and operation of a new 3.4 km rail connection between terminals 1 and 2 at Malpensa airport. Terminal 1 already benefits from a rail link to the national rail network.

The studies will look at the transport demand, pricing evaluation and revenue analysis whilst at the same time performing an analysis of the legal and tax constraints as well as drafting contractual arrangements and regional acts necessary to launch the tender and construction phase. Furthermore detailed studies of potential financial models will include the possibility to use EU financial instruments.

The project will be managed by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency and is set to be completed by July 2013.

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