Slovenian Gateway Helps Revitalise Intermodal Sector

This article details the new East-West European intermodal rail transit hub created in Slovenia’s capital city of Ljubljana. The hub, known as the Slovenian Intermodal Gateway to European Rail (SINGER), has taken on a special role since the EU’s adoption of the ten new Eastern European member states in 2004. SINGER was initiated in 2006 under the EU’s Marco Polo program as a pilot program, and aims to transfer long haul freight from road to rail. The two year-long creation of SINGER was funded by €17.2 million in addition to the more moderate Marco Polo program funds, with about eighty percent of the total budget being spent on operating costs. In 2008, SINGER program directors will need to report to the EU Commission to determine the benefits and challenges of such an intermodal hub and, if it is found to be good for business, project partners will maintain funding levels.


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  • Accession Number: 01044884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 2007 11:40AM