Story title TTE Council (Transport) - October 2015
Story description

EU Ministers for Transport, Infrastructure and Communications are meeting on 8 October 2015 in Luxembourg to seek a general approach on governance and market opening proposals under the "political" pillar of the fourth railway package. They are also addressing the issue of railway security.

Video title EU railway
Video description

Some stockshots showing railway development.

Reference 100240 Video infos Mpg4 / PAL - 16:9 Duration 00:04:50 Type Stockshots (Archives footage)
Shooting date 27-09-2012 Country Belgium, Germany, Poland Town Brussels, Kehl, Nasielsk    
TC Thumbnail Description

New viaduct, the pillars are in the shape of the iris flowers, symbol of the city of Brussels The aim of the pilot project is to link Brussels Zaventem Airport with the high speed rail network: Brussels-Antwerp-Amsterdam and Paris-Brussels/Brussels-Köln-Amsterdam-London high speed railway axis, each line forming part of Priority Project 2. The airport is currently only accessible by a dead-end railway station served by local and regional trains, or by very busy road. By constructing a northbound tunnel underneath the airport, the new link will connect Zaventem Airport to the north-south railway axis between Brussels and Antwerp. (Independently of the current project, a new track is to be constructed on the central reservation of the E19 highway between Brussels and Antwerp. This project contributes to the interconnection of high speed lines, and the establishment of an interoperable rail network, while reducing the isolation of Zaventem Airport, a major economic hub threatened by problems of accessibility and congestion. The EU contribution represents 5.59% in works and studies out of the total cost (266,970,00 euro).

Keywords : Railways Duration : 00:00:05


New high speed railway tracks (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:08


New bridge

Duration : 00:00:08


Sign of the new railway station at Brussels airport, in Zaventem

Duration : 00:00:03


The new tunnel and tracks for high speed trains

Duration : 00:00:03


Welcoming board

Duration : 00:00:05


Elevator leading to the airport (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:10


Passengers arriving and buying train tickets at a machine

Duration : 00:00:06


Passengers walking to the desks (3 shots)

Duration : 00:00:14


Information screens

Duration : 00:00:05


Airport direction sign (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:10


General view of the new hall

Duration : 00:00:05


Kehl bridge and rail line: This pilot project, part of railway axis Paris-Strasbourg-Stuttgart-Wien-Bratislava, will connect the German and French high speed rail networks. A single track bridge crossing the Rhine river will be replaced by a double track one, allowing the maximum travel speed on the bridge to increase from 100 to 160 km/h. The connecting line between Kehl and Appenweier will also be upgraded to enable speeds up to 200 km/h and a new link with the high speed line Karlsruhe-Basel will be constructed.

Duration : 00:00:00


Bridge from the bank

Duration : 00:00:02


Train crossing the bridge

Duration : 00:00:06


Bridge detail

Duration : 00:00:05


Rail details: anti-derailment system on the bridge (double-rail), intended to prevent wagons, especially freight ones, to crash into the bridge in case of derailment (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:11


Bridge sign (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:11


Train crossing the bridge

Duration : 00:00:04


Trains crossing the bridge (5 shots)

Duration : 00:00:27


German flag above the river from the railway track

Duration : 00:00:06


SIGNALLING SYSTEMS: RAILWAY LINE GRODZISK-ZAWIERCIE, POLAND The action covers preparation and installation of the track side system ETCS Level 1 on the E 65 railway line section Grodzisk Mazowiecki-Zawiercie. The 224 km long section is located on Priority Project 23 railway axis Gdańsk-Warszawa-Brno/Bratislava-Wien. Completion of the Action will contribute to the development of the first commercial application of ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) within the TEN-T network in Poland. It will in principle allow to increase over 160 km/h the speed of trains, thus boosting the line's capacity, reducing travel time and increasing comfort for passengers. The tests of ETCS components to be carried out during verification and certification procedures will be made available to the European Railway Agency (ERA). EU participates in 50% of the works out of a total cost of 17,645,314 euro.

Duration : 00:00:02


Trains circulating along the line Grodzisk-Zawiercie (5 shots)

Duration : 00:00:20


Workers installing ETCS and connections boxes (8 shots)

Duration : 00:00:38


Construction of a number of viaducts, high enough to allow for the passage of high speed trains (5 shots)

Duration : 00:00:23


Polish countryside seen from a moving train (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:12


Exterior view of the control station to the railway station on the line Nasielsk-Krakow-Warsaw-Gdańsk (2 shots)

Duration : 00:00:08


Employees monitor the movement of trains station at Nasielsk (7 shots)

Duration : 00:00:33