INTERCONNECTion between short and long-distance transport networks

    The INTERCONNECT project is co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme, Theme 7 Transport. The project started on 1st June 2009 and will run for 24 months. The project consortium comprises seven partners from six European countries.

    INTERCONNECT is examining the role of local and regional interconnections in the context of longer distance passenger journeys in Europe, in order to address the potential for greater economic efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Factors investigated in the project include integration, co-operation and, where appropriate, competition in the provision of local connections across all transport modes.

    The methodology that has been employed in the project includes literature reviews, interviews with key stakeholders and detailed investigations of selected case studies.

    INTERCONNECT E-Conference

    The INTERCONNECT E-Conference officially closed on 9th May 2011.  However the presentations will remain available for download from the E-Conference website and provide an excellent overview of all the work carried out in INTERCONNECT.

    E-Conference presentations cover:
    -  Introduction to the INTERCONNECT project
    -  The INTERCONNECT "toolkit" of solutions to improve passenger interconnectivity
    -  The main results from the INTERCONNECT case studies, surveys and test beds
    -  Draft conclusions and recommendations from the project