La Commissaria europea ai Trasporti Violeta Bulc rinvia all’approvazione del Bilancio Pluriennale 2021-2027 il sostegno della UE al progetto Torino-Lione

Potete leggere qui sotto l’Interrogazione scritta inviata il 28 giugno 2018 dalla MEP del gruppo di estrema destra ENF Marie-Christine Arnautu (ENF) alla Commissaria Europea ai Trasporti Violeta BULC.

In sintesi la Mep Arnatu chiede alla Bulc se la Torino-Lione riceverà il sostegno della UE anche dopo il 2020.

La Violeta Bulc risponde il 13 settembre 2018 che questa decisione non è ancora stata assunta, ma occorre attendere la conclusione delle negoziazioni sul Bilancio Pluriennale della UE 2021-2017 (e che questo sia approvato dal Parlamento europeo N.d.R.).

PresidioEuropa No TAV

Parliamentary questions
28 June 2018

Question for written answer to the Commission
Rule 130
Marie-Christine Arnautu (ENF)

 Subject:  Future of the Lyon-Turin tunnel

There are still uncertainties about the future of the Lyon-Turin tunnel, which is to 40% financed by the European Union by 2020. The towns of Grenoble and Turin have withdrawn their support and the new Italian Government wishes to rediscuss the project.

On the French side, the government — after a reflection period over the summer of 2017 — confirmed that it wanted the works to continue. However, the French Court of Auditors estimated that the total cost of the tunnel would come to EUR 26 billion, and in February 2018 the infrastructure steering board issued a report for the government in which it recommended that the development of secondary access roads be put back to 2038.

Given that the construction of the tunnel, whose European dimension is systematically being promoted, is still controversial, but that the construction of the tunnel has already begun, can the Commission say:

1. Why is the existing railway line, which was modernised in the 2000s, still underused (20 trains per day as against 120 in the 1980s), while the volume of road freight between the two countries is on the rise?
2. Why is it still supporting the project when current traffic levels and estimates suggest that the new line will be loss-making?
3. How much funding will be granted for the construction of the tunnel after 2020?
Original language of question: FR  

Last updated: 13 July 2018

Parliamentary questions
13 September 2018
Answer given by Ms Bulc on behalf of the European Commission
The aim of the Lyon-Turin project is to create more favourable conditions for the return of large-scale commercial use of cargo trains. This is to be achieved by means of a modern, safe, capacious tunnel linking France with Italy as part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Mediterranean Corridor.  Its current technical characteristics unduly limit the maximum length of train convoys, the maximum size of transported containers, the use of special wagons, and require a minimum of two locomotives. All these elements have a negative impact in terms of cost, delays, energy consumption, pollution and make the current line less attractive and competitive from an economic perspective.

The economic crisis of 2008 has had a profound impact on freight traffic volumes across Europe. However, from 2013 onwards freight traffic between France and Italy has shown a strong recovery and it is currently approaching pre-crisis levels (40Mt/year).

Due to the obsolescence of the railway infrastructure a considerable proportion of this freight is not transported by rail but by road, generating noise, pollution and congestion in the sensitive environment of the Alpine and coastline regions. This shift can only be reversed by eliminating bottlenecks and increasing the capacity of this rail link.

The Lyon-Turin project is crucial for the timely completion of the Mediterranean Corridor and it will remain a priority for the Commission. Concerning the post-2020 financing, it is first necessary to conclude the negotiations on the Multi-Annual Financial Framework, assuring that it will include an ambitious allocation dedicated to EU transport and TEN-T policy.


Last updated: 13 September 2018
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