How to improve the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network

Basic Information

Series Title

Urban Nodes






Learning Material type


Thematic areas

Integrated & inclusive planning


The webinar is organised in the framework of the study “Improving the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network”, which was carried out on behalf of DG MOVE. The 88 urban nodes are often the starting point or the final destination ("first” and “last mile") for passengers and freight moving. From the TEN-T perspective, the main aim is to remove urban bottlenecks and missing physical, technical and organisational links on the infrastructure. The main challenge for urban nodes is to improve multi-modal connections and at the same time consider connections with local and regional transport to ensure smooth first and last miles in passengers’ and freight transport. The new TEN-T policy, formulated in the TEN-T Guidelines (2013), is no longer perceived as merely a funding instrument for major infrastructure projects, but a policy which takes the network holistic planning approach as the main pillar.

Material creator

Piotr Rapacz, Tina Laparidou, Susanne Böhler-Baedeker

Rupprecht Consult

Associated project: Urban Nodes

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