Definition of the Core Transport Network in the Northern Dimension Area
In order to smooth the progress and to ensure mutual planning of coherent improvements of the transport systems in the Northern Dimension the study should review the planning policies under development in the different NDPTL countries, with a special attention to RU and BY - and relevant transport projects. The results will form a basis for describing a comprehensive NDPTL Transport Network. The socio-economic development of the ND area and the effects on the development of the Transport infrastructure Network should be analyzed. Furthermore, the study should also include suggested guidelines and criteria’s for defining the NDPTL core network. These are then to be applied in order to make a suggested NDPTL Core network. The NDPTL core network could form the base for defining the extension of the TEN-T core network to the neighboring countries (NO, BY, RU).
The specific objectives of the study are:
- To map the consistent set of the multimodal transport system in ND area;
- To make summary of the ND comprehensive network;
- To elaborate guidelines, which would enable drawing the NDPTL Core network (the TENT guidelines are applicable to the MS, but just a recommendation to the third countries);
- To suggest the NDPTL Core network.