Project Details

Urban Nodes

The study on improving the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network, awarded by the European Commission (DG MOVE), contributed strongly to further develop the urban dimension of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T programme). 

Urban Nodes

Project details

Duration 11/2015 – 10/2016

Coordinator We were responsible for the technical coordination, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory S.p.A. (Italy) and the coordination of the framework contract 

Project goal

The overall goal of the study is to identify cost-effective measures to improve the efficiency of the transport system in urban nodes of the TEN-T core network in order to draft recommendations on how to improve and replicate those identified measures within most of the 89 European urban nodes.


This study will support urban nodes to identify effective policies and measures to fulfil their nodal function in the TEN-T, as well as creating awareness among national and EU decision makers for the complexity and impacts of urban decision making and of the opportunities of a policy-driven, multi-stakeholder process for the effective development of the TEN-T. The recommendations will answer the question of how to further improve the identified cost-effective measures in the four core nodes and how to replicate those to other nodes.

Role of Rupprecht Consult

Project technical coordination, quality control

Project partners