Atlantic Corridor

UNITED ON TRACK

Empowering European Freight Train Connection

In line with the objective of increasing the competitiveness and market share of international rail freight, the governments of Portugal, Spain, France and Germany, and their rail infrastructure managers, have joined forces to form governing bodies for the implementation, management and supervision of the Atlantic Corridor.

The creation of the governance structure for the Atlantic Corridor fits in the spirit of the European Regulation (EU) N.º 913/2010 of 22 September 2010 amended by Regulation (EU) N.º 1316/2013 of 11 December 2013, which aims at developing an internal rail market, particularly regarding freight traffic, by crafting dedicated corridors.

 

A Strategic Goal:

  • great potential of growth for the international rail modal share.

The Atlantic Corridor

  • a privileged vehicle to expressively increase the rail market share by simultaneously contributing to the environmental sustainability of international freight transport and its economic competitiveness.

 

In order to strengthen the union of the four countries and their infrastructures managers – ADIF, DB Netz, IP and SNCF Réseau – around the above mentioned strategic objective, it was jointly agreed to set up a Management Board of the corridor to ensure coordination, management and operation of all work involving the freight corridor.


The Management board of the corridor comprised by the infrastructures managers is represented by a European Economic Interest Grouping - designated “EEIG Atlantic Corridor”.

THE CORRIDOR GOVERNANCE BODY

PRESIDENT OF THE ASSEMBLY
António Laranjo

 

MANAGING TEAM
Jacques Coutou | Manuel Besteiro | Christian Minge | Rita Veiga

 

MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER
Pedro Pais

 

CORRIDOR ONE STOP SHOP
Felix Bartolome

According to the EU regulation 913/2010, the EEIG Atlantic Corridor includes a department for capacity allocation of international traffic in the corridor - the Corridor One Stop Shop or “C-OSS”.