Trans-European Transport Network (Consultation)
The new „dual layer structure consist of: the comprehensive network (1st level) which is to be maintained. It serves as a basis for the construction of a coherent “core network” (2nd level). The latter is to be made up of links of “the highest strategic and economic importance” and of a “genuine European planning perspective”. The ideas presented for discussion by the Commission concern the future planning of TEN-T, its implementation and its institutional and legal framework.
Linking the central nodes into a coherent core network increases overall economic efficiency. The propagated “dual-layer structure“, however, continues to be too stuck in the existing structure, which is shaped more by national interests than European interests.