Effective Use of the Potential of Rail Freight Corridors in the East - West Direction

  • 1 University of Žilina, Department of Railway Transport, 010 26, Žilina
  • 2 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia


The development of the transport sector is a long-term and continual process. This leads to a gradual increase in economic performance, economic growth and a deeper integration of the EU countries into the global economic structures. This contribution is focused on the problem of usage of the east – west corridors for the freight transport in transit. There are proposed for the new transport connections between China and Europe. The aim of the new connections is speed up of transport process of good flows. When proposing new corridor routes and new options for interconnection of the European rail network, basic deterministic methods of network analysis - the critical path method of the CPM and the CCM critical chain can be used. The aim is also to offer new options for development of rail transportation.

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