East with West.
About the Alliance
The Central European Alliance for Sustainable Mobility is an informal form of partnership. We strive for a radical improvement of railway infrastructure and frequent-, especially cross-border connections of sustainable mobility of all.
Connecting local &
regional with national,
international & EU stakeholders.
Members & partners
We are an independent institute from Slovenia that connects the members and partners of the institute with all the key stakeholders of sustainable mobility at the regional, state, and international levels of our neighbors, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and also Slovakia, and last but not least also with all the stakeholders of sustainable mobility at the level of the European Union ( EU).
What do we promise?
We will provide adequate inter-city and inter-regional and cross-border routes and frequency connections, both bus and rail, public passenger transport, and other forms of sustainable mobility, including e-mobility. All of this in close connection with the proposals for upgrading the existing railway infrastructure, railway lines, stations, and stops, as well as the establishment of long-distance cycling infrastructure.
Railways Network in Slovenia.
Current & Proposed
State of the Railway
Network in Slovenia
Core TEN-T (Trans-European Transport Network) in Slovenia has 510 kilometres of railway lines, while comprehensive TEN-T has 107 kilometres of railway lines.
With the Alliance we propose up to 330 railway kilometres of existing lines and 30 kilometres new railway kilometres to be signed additionally into the core TEN-T.
As far as comprehensive TEN-T is considered we propose all regional lines in estimated length of 365 railway kilometres and 125 kilometres of new railway lines to be signed into the comprehensive TEN-T.
Current/Future proposal of core TEN-T railway lines in Slovenia:
Current/Future proposal of comprehensive TEN-T railway lines in Slovenia:
Four Core & Seven Comprehensive Cross-Border Railway Corridors.
Browse through the four core and seven comprehensive cross-border railway corridor upgrade proposals.
Support your corridor!
Three companies founded Mobilitatis Omni institute.
Several other companies & municipalities joined in the meantime.
Companies Arcont, Pomurski sejem and Teleing gradnje founded the institute Mobilitatis Omni that is running the consortium of Central European Alliance for Sustainable Mobility. We welcome likewise companies, municipalities and other supportes to join the Alliance and the Institute.
Alliance & instutute's members
to become the next
member of the Alliance
You may wish to join us with your organisation or company or chose from the personal membership options.
of the Alliance
- Because railway and other sustainable modes of transport provide cost-effective mobility for all solutions that benefit the economy, protect the environment and ensure that cities and regions develop and prosper while granting well-being to the population.
- Because reestablishment of the cross-border railway missing links and connections represents one of the biggest opportunities for enhanced mobility, economic and sustainable development in European Union border regions.
- Because current mobility habits in Slovenia and further in Central and Eastern Europe dominated by private motorised modes result not only in increased congestion and pollution but also reduce economic progress and social cohesion.
Whom do we represent &
what is the timeline of upgrade proposals?
Upgrade railway lines proposals are done in the name of our member and partners.
Simultaneously we will re-establishing frequent border railway border connections of Slovenia with all of its four neighbours.
Whom do we represent?
We propose railway and cycling infrastructure upgrades as representatives of our institute's members, who are mostly companies but more and more also cities, municipalities and regions. At the same time we also form partnerships with economic chambers and regional development agencies. We accept and have several personal
starting point of the upgrades
Timeline of the TEN-T railway lines/ coridorrs upgrade
Upon available information the process of the signing in a railway line into TEN-T takes two to three years. The process of confirming the co-investment of the European Commission takes six years. To be on the safe side, we presume the first upgrade projects—of the signed into the core TEN-T 360 railway kilometres and of the 515 railway kilometres into comprehensive TEN-T—to start by 2030.
kms of core TEN-T railways in Slovenia:
kms of comprehensive TEN-T railways in Slovenia:
Railway is considered one of the critical infrastructures of the 21st century.
Sustainable mobility through the Green Deal of the European Commission is the key focus of the whole of Europe. Over the ocean, President Biden has launched America is back on track initiative. China has its Silk Belt and Road Initiative.
At the same time, today five EU neighbour countries–Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy–still don’t have the railway connections and all the railway border crossing they had already before the second world war. It’s about time we change that. Former Yugoslavia closed eight out of eleven railway border crossings on the Slovenian border with Italy, Austria, and Hungary.
We advocate reconstructing missing links at the railway border crossings of Slovenia with our neighbours through a plan to upgrade the current 1,207 kilometres of the railway lines to 1,385 kilometres of the railway lines. Our plan and railway corridor proposals are in accordance with the:
- Transport Development Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia until 2030; and the
- Resolution on the National Programme for the Development of Transport in the Republic of Slovenia until 2030.
We took into consideration also regional and local plans, as is for example the study:
- Modernization of railway transport in the Ljubljana urban region (in Slovene: Posodobitev železniškega prometa v Ljubljanski urbani regiji).
of the EU co-investment
is available for the core and comprehensive railway network and railway stations upgrades. Co-funding is available by the EU cohesion funds—channeled through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF).
A recent report found that missing cross-border railway links are "are often essential for the regional rail network and could have a significant European benefit, bringing border regions closer together and reducing regional disparities". (Donat, 2020, p. 18)
* Donat, L. (2020). Connecting Europe with a Rail Renaissance : Eight measures to revive the European rail system, Bonn, Berlin: Germanwatch, 36 p.
What do we expect from the Alliance?
Key benefits for your company, your city or you municipality and for the econimic chamber or development agency in your region.
Better interregional &
among regions in six countries.
Everybody should have an option to travel to the workplace sustainably, preferably by train. And there's no need why should any manager travel inside Slovenia or cross-border by car. Our proposal of four core and seven comprehensive railway corridors will enable every worker and every manager to travel from east to west and south to north safely, comfortably and time efficiently. By train.
Your city/ municipality key benefits
Automatised railway lines,
multilevel railway crossings &
intermodal railway stations & stops.
No more traffic jams in rush hours!
Cities and municipalities will radically upgrade their railway stations, stops and railway crossings to enable inter-modality and therefore provide their citizens efficient and sustainable use of their stations. No more street traffic jams due to multilevel railway and street level crossings for all the core TEN-T and comprehensive TEN-T corridors and railway lines.
Economic chambers/ NGOs/ Development agencies
better cross-border mobility.
Society needs the mobility of the population, and in particular the economy needs employees who are able to transport safely and efficiently on a daily basis. Workers need frequent and cost-effective daily local, interregional and cross-border connections.
Together, we will ensure that all cross-border railway crossings are upgraded to railway infrastructure standards in the European Union. This will provide new opportunities for railway operators and thus an appropriate frequency for cross-border railway connections.
How are the plans &
related to the Trans-European
Transport Network (TEN-T) plans?
The objective of the TEN-T policy is improved use of infrastructure, the reduced environmental impact of transport, enhanced energy efficiency and increased safety. TEN-T is divided into two ‘layers’.
Core Network includes the most important connections, linking the most important nodes, and is to be completed by 2030. Comprehensive Network covers all European regions and is to be completed by 2050.
We need, of course, to de-carbonize transport and make certain that we are delivering on the Paris agreement – by the year 2030 as indicated by our president von der Leyen, with the de-carbonisation of 55 per cent and 90 per cent by 2050. Herald Ruijters, Director at the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission
proposal to reduce transport emissions
"The transportation sector is the only one that has not reduced its emissions since 1990 with an 18% increase since 1990. Out of the total emissions from transportation, 23% concern urban areas**. Most of these emissions come from private car use."
** European Court of Auditors – Special report 06/2020: Sustainable Urban Mobility in the EU: No substantial improvement is possible without Member States’ commitment