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Veneto Region (project partner 09)

The Veneto Region is one of the most dynamic and economically advanced Region both at Italian and European level. The specificity of the Veneto Region is the very particular entrepreneurial system based on a great number of small and medium sized enterprises mainly in the manufactory and technological  sectors. This has led to the establishment of a a strongly export – orientated economic system that relies upon a very diversified logistic and transport  system. 
Veneto has a population of over 5 million inhabitants with almost 3 million living in the area between Treviso, Venice and Padua. Thus it becomes fundamental to diversify and fully exploit the potential of public transport for the needs of citizens and to address the major environmental challenges.

The Veneto Region, according to the new TEN-T Guidelines which are currently under discussion, is crossed by three major European corridors.

  • Corridor 1 (ex corridor 23), the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor (from Helsinki to Udine – Venice – Bologna-Ravenna )
  • Corridor 3 (ex corridor 5) ( from Algeciras to UA border trough Lyon, Turin, Milan, Venice and Trieste)
  • Corridor 5 (ex corridor 1) ( from Helsinki to Valletta via Munchen, Brenner, Verona, Palermo)

The Logistic Department of the Veneto Region is responsible for:

  • All the interventions to strengthen regional infrastructures and means in the transport sector;
  • Elaborating innovative rules and strategy to encourage the shift of goods from road to rail;
  • Planning the necessary investments and on ports and interports;
  • Elaborating the logistic plan of the Veneto Region;
  • Transnational cooperation activities on movement of goods and logistic issues.

Venice hub

  • Two railway hub stations: one located on the main land called Venezia Mestre (Transit, 500 trains and 85,000 passengers each day), the other one - Venezia Santa Lucia - a terminal station located on the island of Venice (450 trains and 82,000 passengers each day).
  • Venice Airport, (3rd in Italy as for traffic capacity, more than 8,5 passengers per year connecting Venice to 122 destinations

Performed activities within the RAILHUC project

• Collection of existing data
• Elaboration of the Stakeholders List
• Planning of the project activities

Planned activities within the RAILHUC project

• Defining options for desiderable changes in the feeder rail services and non-rail services by:

  • Surveying existing bottlenecks
  • Analysing the generating/attracting traffic poles for hubes
  • Defining the attainable traffic

• Designing interventions in each hub. More specifically:

  • Strategic planning and programming concerning the integration of local/regional/TEN-T system via the intermodal hub
  • Cost-benefit analysis for an integrated local/regional/TEN-T system;

• Setting up actors group for the implementation of the devised interventions by:

  • Organising seminars and round table for all the stakeholders involved
  • Building consensus among them in order to effectively applied the proposed interventions


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