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TER Projects Achievements

TER Outputs (Direct products of the project)


Assistance to the development of rail infrastructures in TER countries:

  1. Elaboration and introduction TER network plan, list of all TER lines, including nodal and border stations and their constant extension/revision
  2. Elaboration of maps of the TER network and its sections in the territory of its member states
  3. Elaboration of studies for: a) Economic evaluation of Railway Projects b) Pre feasibility studies for R/W and combined transport on two priority corridors-Baltic Sea/Black Sea/Eastern Mediterranean- and- Adriatic Sea/Baltic Sea c) Study on amelioration of services on TER lines (Rijeka-Zagreb-Budapest-Bratislava-Warsaw-Gdansk) d) pilot study for Train(Rijeka-Gdansk)
  4. Creation of TER Data Base and Data Bank on infrastructure, rolling stock, flows constantly updated for general use of the project its members.
  5. Agreement on Technical, operational parameters and topology of TER lines
  6. Adaptation of technical standards and issue of technical documents, guidelines, recommendations in different railway issues.
  7. Elaboration and regular revision of the TER Master Plan
  8. Elaboration of the TER High Speed Master Plan


Promotion and improvement of co-operation in all matters concerning rail transport between TER states:

  1. Adaptation of a long term common strategy for sound economic and financial railway operation and management in the TER countries

  2. Agreement for set up of the priority corridor of TER

  3. Harmonisation of border control procedures on moving train and common frontier station control

  4. Establishment of the institutional framework for permanent management of TER project and co-operation of member countries


Support of the European integration process:

  1. Assistance in implementation of EU directives on infrastructure, users access, charges and impact of public services

  2. Elaboration of comparison and integration with European Networks, Euro-Asian Transport Links, TEN, Pan European Corridors


Knowledge dissemination, expertise and know-how:

  1. Organisation of over (30) training courses and seminars in which over (300) technical persons from member countries were trained
  2. Organisation of many regional conferences, round tables, at hoc multilateral meetings in different issues concerned in various cities inside and outside TER member countries on an annual basis
  3. Establishment of co-operation with Western European and international institutions
  4. Establishment and continues action of two permanent Working Parties (WP1- Dealing with infrastructure development and technical operations and WP2- Dealing with economics, financing and management issues)

TER Results - (Initial impact in the transport sector of the region)


Co-ordinated actions of the participating countries for the creation of TER corridor and its necessary adjustments and supplementation:

  1. Establishment of TER Network representing the priority lines for TER countries of updating, modernisation, needs for investment and increasing efficiency of the railway activities on the TER corridor
  2. Creation under UN/ECE auspices of an effective framework of co-operation and transport infrastructure planning in the region, based on scientific investigation and long permanent political dialogue and co-operation between its members
  3. Assistance towards first steps of reconstruction of national railway lines


Improvement of national techniques and understanding of railway reconstruction, management , operation and maintenance feasibility studies of investment projects of participating counties:

  1. Assistance in establishment national data base
  2. Assistance in preparation of proposals
  3. Better understanding of new methods trends, techniques and developments of railway sector related issues


Improvement of bilateral contacts, co-operation and co-ordination among TER countries serving the integration of Central European rail transport system:

  1. Placement of TER network as a backbone of Trans-European Transport Network in CEE by the decisions of the 2nd and 3rd Pan-European transport conferences, giving a valuable contribution in the formation of the new strategic transport plan of Europe.
  2. Placement of TER as a backbone of the CEE rail network, giving a valuable contribution to the formation of the priority plan for the extension of EU TEN in the candidate countries for membership in EU.
  3. Assistance of negotiations on amelioration of customs and border police services among member countries.