Analysis of institutional aspects in the creation of major international rail projects
Type de document
ARTICLE A COMITE DE LECTURE NON REPERTORIE DANS BDI (ACLN)
Résumé / Abstract
At a time when the European Union is being strengthened and major transeuropean networks are being created, transalpine traffic remains a weak link in the European surface transport. Two major crossings, the Lyon Turin project and the Swiss alp-transit crossing are now at quite an advanced stage. When the development of these projects is examined and the negotiations which have taken place between the various players are examined, it is possible to detect the influence of the political structures of each country. Although in all cases the states have retained control of the projects, the role of local players is varied. The Swiss cantons, which were consulted initially, have subsequently found it very difficult to influence federal institutions. French local authorities, on the other hand, despite state centralisation, have greater scope for obtaining the projects which suit them best through negotiations. It also seems that membership of the European Union facilitates co-operation between states.
RTS : Recherche transports sécurité, num. N11 English Issue
Institut National de Recherche sur les Transports et Leur Sécurité - INRETS