The European Parliament has approved a plan to include the Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernandez Airport railway link and a section of the Mediterranean Corridor from Alicante to San Isidro in the EU’s Trans-European Transport Network, a priority project.
The aim is to complete both routes by 2030, with publication in the Official Journal soon.
The San Isidro link, in discussion for nearly 20 years, and the airport’s underground station project have immediate funding available.
MEP Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero highlights this inclusion as historic for the Alicante-Elche airport, ensuring European investment and clear implementation timelines.
She emphasizes the project’s significance for the EU’s industrial, logistics policy, and environmental benefits, potentially reducing greenhouse gas emissions by removing thousands of vehicles from roads.
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Spain, during its tenure as the EU president, has played a pivotal role in endorsing goals for the European transport network, known as TEN-T. This includes the completion of the Mediterranean Corridor, a high-speed train route connecting Spain to France and extending to Hungary, by the year 2030.
Included in this agreement are plans for ‘multi-modal’ connections, which are designed to integrate airports into the rail network. This integration means that the much-anticipated train service to the Alicante-Elche airport is expected to be operational by the latest at the end of this decade, and it will be connected to the high-speed railway network.