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    Summary sheet

    Release date
    4 July 2018
    Status
    Reference
    Approved | 15/10/2018
    20170831
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    FOMENTO - BARCELONA AIRPORT RAIL CONNECTION
    MINISTERIO DE FOMENTO
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 225 million
    EUR 457 million
    Location
    Sector(s)
    Description
    Objectives

    The project consists of a double-track railway line of approximately 4.5km, mostly in a tunnel, to access the two terminals of El Prat airport in Barcelona. The Barcelona airport is a main core Trans-European Transport Network airport; as such it must be connected by railway and road transport infrastructure of the TEN-T by 31 December 2050 (Art 41(3) of the TEN-T Regulation (Reg 1315/2013)). The project will provide such railway connection.

    The project will significantly improve the access by rail to Barcelona's airport and is expect to result in a modal shift from road to rail with the corresponding environmental benefits in terms of reduction of noise, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and pollution.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    The investment proposed under the project falls under Annex I of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive. An EIA was carried out in accordance with Directive 85/337/EEC, applicable at the time, and an environmental consent was granted in December 2006. The EIA included an appropriate assessment in accordance with the Habitants Directive 92/43/EEC. This will be further analysed during the appraisal.

    The project is being implemented by the State Company for Land Transport Infrastructure (Sociedad Estatal de Infraestructuras del Transporte Terrestre, SEITT), subject to public procurement directive, and the National Railway Infrastructure Manager (ADIF), subject to utilities directive. The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/will be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation, as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with the publication of tender notices in the Official Journal of the European Union, as and where required.

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) - FOMENTO - BARCELONA AIRPORT RAIL CONNECTION - Estudio de Impacto Ambiental
    Publication Date
    30 Aug 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    86657075
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170831
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - FOMENTO - BARCELONA AIRPORT RAIL CONNECTION
    Publication Date
    6 Nov 2018
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    84278886
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20170831
    Sector(s)
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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