Transport Infrastructure Regional Study (TIRS) in the Balkans

 

The Transport Infrastructure Regional Study in the Balkans, commonly referred to as the TIRS study, has been undertaken in the context of the Stability Pact. The French Government, through the "Agence française de développement" (AFD), provided the grant resources, ECMT being responsible for the supervision of the work.

The full terms of reference for the study, published in December 2000, have been established by the European Investment Bank (BEI), the European Commission and the ECMT.

The French consulting firm, Louis Berger S.A., carried out the work from March 2001 to January 2002. A Steering Group, chaired by ECMT, supervised the conduct of the project.

The final report of the study as well as Main Political Messages and Executive Summary were submitted at the Bucharest session of the Council of ECMT Ministers of Transport.

The TIRS study is only the first phase of a body of work that will be undertaken over a period of several years. The second phase has been launched under the auspices of the European Commission. In this phase, a new study entitled REBIS Transport (Regional Balkan Infrastructure Study-Transport), for which a contract was signed on 27 May 2002, has been realised by COWI and completed in 2003.

Further information on Transport in South East Europe.

 

Final Report Transport Infrastructure Regional Study (TIRS) in the Balkans
Appendix 1-1 Multicriteria Analysis
Appendix 1-2 Multicriteria Analysis
Appendix 2 Country Reports / Demography and Economy
Appendix 3 Tourism in the Region
Appendix 4 Status of the Study Transport Network
Appendix 5 Highway Capacity
Appendix 6 Gravity Models and Results
Appendix 7 Projects
Appendix 8-1 ELECTRE TRI
Appendix 8-2 Criteria and Profiles used in the ELECTRE TRI Calculation
Appendix 9 Concession Experience in the Road Transport Sector in Central Europe
Appendix 10 Bibliography
Appendix 11 Terms of Reference
Appendix 12 Projects for which Financing is already Secured
Map 1 Study Network of Transport Infrastructures of Interregional Importance
Map 3 Pan-European Transport Corridors in the Region
Map 4 TINA Network and EU Strategic Network - Highways
Map 5 TINA Network and EU Strategic Network - Railways
Map 6 Present Status of the Study Highway Network
Map 7 Present Status of the Study Railway Network
Map 8 Capacity vs. Existing Traffic of Highway System
Map 9 Highway Traffic in 1990
Map 10 Highway Traffic in 2000
Map 11 Rail Traffic in 2000
Map 12 Ports and Inland Waterway Traffic in 2000
Map 13 Road Traffic at Border Crossings in 2000
Map 16a Digitized Network 
Map Albania-road Location of Projects under Consideration in Albania - Road
Map Albania-rail Location of Projects under Consideration in Albania - Rail
Map BIH-road Location of Projects under Consideration in Bosnia-Herzegovina - Road
Map BIH-rail Location of Projects under Consideration in Bosnia-Herzegovina - Rail
Map Bulgaria-road Location of Projects under Consideration in Bulgaria - Road
Map Bulgaria-rail Location of Projects under Consideration in Bulgaria - Rail
Map FRY-road Location of Projects under Consideration in Fed. Rep. of Yugoslavia - Road
Map FRY-rail Location of Projects under Consideration in Fed. Rep. of Yugoslavia - Rail
Map FYROM-road Location of Projects under Consideration in FYROM - Road
Map FYROM-rail Location of Projects under Consideration in FYROM - Rail
Map Croatia-road Location of Projects under Consideration in Croatia - Road
Map Croatia-rail Location of Projects under Consideration in Croatia - Rail
Map Romania-road Location of Projects under Consideration in Romania - Road
Map Romania-rail Location of Projects under Consideration in Romania - Rail
Map 22 Proposed Interregional Transport Infrastructure Network
Map 23 Coherent Medium Term Highway Network for 2015
Map 24 Coherent Medium Term Railway Network for 2015