Improving accessibility from peripheral cross-border areas, where public transport connections are still underdeveloped, to the TEN-T core network poses a challenge in central Europe. TRANS-BORDERS wants to improve railway links and alternatively bus lines in the peripheral regions. The project is based on three pillars: better governance, joint planning and operational implementation. Working on these pillars, TRANS-BORDERS aims to make peripheral areas in border regions more accessible by improving public transport links and connecting them to closest TEN-T nodes abroad.

In order to establish and extend these links it is important to strengthen professional inter-ministerial and inter-departmental cooperation and ensure smooth decision and policy making processes between cross-border regions. To enhance cohesion and cooperation, TRANS-BORDERS will develop guidelines and a joint action plan regarding an establishment of encompassing steering committee for cross-border regions in peripheral regions far from the TEN-T network.

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TRANS-BORDERS has 9 partners from 5 countries and 6 associated partners.

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Railway line Dresden - Wroclaw

summer-season-bus Wolfsberg - Velenje

Planning for cross-border regions Görlitz / Zgorzelec

Financing model for cross-border passenger transport services Carinthia / Koroška

Project documentation and building permit for terminals in Raspenava, Frýdlant and Višňová

Mobility center of Bolesławiec

Summer Train Maribor - Prevalje - Bleiburg

missing connections in the cross-border region Czech Republic / Germany /Poland

Financing model for cross-border passenger transport services Saxony / Lower Silesia

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