ADRIA A
Accessibility and development for
the re-launch of the inner Adriatic area

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(Italiano) 21 Aprile 2015

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23 October 2014

Final project’s conference in Trieste – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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16th September 2014

Last meeting of the Metropolitan Forum-OPEN TO THE AUDIENCE

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Accessibility and development for the re-launch of the inner Adriatic area

The ADRIA A project – Accessibility and development for the re-launch of the inner Adriatic area, funded under the Cross-border cooperation programme Italy – Slovenia 2007-2013 aims at contributing to the accessibility and transport reorganisation in the entire cross-border area, in order to form an integrated Italian – Slovene metropolitan transport area.

Under the guidance of the Central European Initiative as  Lead Partner, the project’s partnership embraces 26 partners among which the Transport department of the Autonomous Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the Italian and Slovene Ministries of Transport and Environment, and the Veneto Region. For the first time the three airports of this area participate in a joint project: the Marco Polo airport in Venice, the Friuli Venezia Giulia airport and the Airport of Ljubljana, together with the ports of Trieste and Koper. Also four maritime cities of this region participate in Adria a, thus emphasizing the role of the Northern Adriatic -the Municipalities of: Venice, Koper, Monfalcone, and Trieste.

The partnership includes the main border towns, the Municipalities of Gorizia, Nova Gorica, Sežana, Divača, and the Province of Trieste. The project is carried out under the scientific supervision and collaboration of 4 important universities specialized in international economic and transport cooperation: the University of Trieste, Venice International University, the University of Ljubljana and the University of Ferrara. Adria a can boast the important participation of Informest and Ezit. The common intention is to reach an adequate critical mass that will contribute to the competition of our own territories and the creation of an efficient, integrated and sustainable transport system. For this reason the project foresees the definition of the missing links in the Italian and Slovene railway infrastructural network, to guarantee a single transport model for the whole territory. Moreover, the project foresees the drafting of the road map for the institutions of an EGTC (European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation) between Gorizia and Nova Gorica, to ensure cooperation in territorial and transport planning even after the conclusion of the project. The project will focus on the development of an effective integration of the transport systems – railroad, public local transport, intermodality railroad/flights and railroad/sea – on the  metropolitan area between the Italian and Slovenian territories. The Adria a project will implement those projects  with the aim to strengthen  the links between cities by implementing an integrated rail service model. The project foresees the preliminary studies for the missing links between the Slovene and Italian railroad system. In particular, the line Gorizia-Nova Gorica-Vrtojba will be planned, together with the electrification of the Nova Gorica-Sezana line and the planning of the railroad connection between Trieste and Koper.

Through the project, the existing railway line will be analysed in order to use it in an optimal way, with enhancement actions, aiming at eliminating missing links and bottlenecks, by introducing service programmes, classified at different levels, and by identifying service stations, stops and interexchange points. Last but not least, the cross-border area should be integrated with the central section of the Veneto region in one single metropolis. This large area hosts production centres, housing, commercial, cultural and transport areas of international importance.

Work packages of the Adria A project, which include the project’s results:

WP1: COORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT
WP2: INTERMODAL MISSING LINKS
WP3: TRANSPORT AND TOURISM
WP4: PASSENGER DEMAND ANALYSIS
WP5: PERMANENT FORUM OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA
WP6: INTEGRATED TRANSPORT MODEL
WP7: FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND INTERVENTIONS’ EVALUATION
WP8: COMMUNICATION 

The project lasts for 58 months – 1st January 2010 – 31st October 2014.