Facts & Figures

  • Railway axis including the ERTMS system
  • Road networks
  • Inland waterways and ports
  • Motorways of the sea and seaports
  • Airports
  • Shipping management and information network
  • Air traffic management network
  • The European satellite positioning and navigation system, Galileo.

The TEN-T network carries about half of all freight and passenger traffic in Europe.

What will the TEN-T network comprise in 2020

  • Road network: 89,500 km
  • Rail network: 94,000 km of which around 20,000 km high speed lines
  • Inland waterways network: 11,250 km
  • Inland ports: 210
  • Seaports: 294
  • Airports: 366

Status quo


Missing links:


  • Road network: 4,800 km
  • Rail network: 12,500 km

To be upgraded


  • Road network: 3,500 km
  • Rail network: 12,300 km
  • Inland waterway network: 1,740 km


Costs in 2004:

Completing the 30 Priority Projects by 2020: 225 bn Euro Completing the whole network by 2020: 600 bn Euro 
Costs in 2005:

Completing the 30 Priority Projects by 2020: 252 bn Euro 

Costs versus economic benefit

Investment in the 30 Priority Projects would cost 0.16% of European GDP, against the European Commissions' estmates of an additional economic growth of 0.23% of GDP when realising the Priority Projects.

Financial ressources within the EU TEN-T household from 2007-2013

The financial envelope for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 680/2007 for the period 2007 to 2013 will be 8.168 bn Euro, of which 8.013 bn Euro will be for TEN-T

The current state of negotiations on the MFF forsees the following numbers for the Period of 2014- 2020: EUR 23,174 bn, out of which EUR 10bn will be transferred from the Cohesion Fund to be spent in line with the CEF Regulation in Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund.