Within the context of the TEN-T Mediterranean Corridor Global Project, this Action focused on freight transport connecting Lyon and Madrid (CLYMA) to enable a coordinated implementation of the network.


Duration: March 2013 – December 2015

It comprised of studies on the organisation and optimal implementation of the TEN-T network, taking into account long-term perspectives, environmental aspects and associated needs, as well as studies that promoted environmental sustainability, resource efficiency and low–carbon transport within an integrated transport concept. This stimulated the deployment of the Green Corridor concept as introduced in the Freight Logistic Action Plan. The project also developed a managerial structure for the intermodal corridor.


The CLYMA Action was implemented within the TEN-T Mediterranean Corridor Global Project.

The Mediterranean Corridor is a transversal line that crosses Europe from the East to the West and is interconnected with most of the other corridors. It is connected to the Atlantic Corridor in Madrid; to the North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor in Lyon and Marseille; to the Rhine-Alpine Corridor in Novara and Milan; to the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor in Verona; to the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor in Venice, Bolonia and Ravena; and to Orient/East-Med and Rhine- Danube in Budapest.

The main objectives of the Action were to:

  • Propose an efficient intermodal managerial structure for the Axis as a pilot system for the whole Corridor.
  • Develop the “green corridor” concept in the Lyon-Madrid Axis as a pilot system scalable to the whole Corridor.
  • Identify the main bottlenecks on the corridor and to propose solutions to these bottlenecks.
  • Carry out an analysis of supply and demand on the Axis.
  • Develop a strategic plan for ICT integration among the Axis agents and administrations in order to facilitate the coordination and execution of intermodal activities.
  • Efficiently promote the Axis as a section of the Mediterranean Corridor.


The partners involved in CLYMA were:

  • Asociación Logística Inovadora de Aragón – ALIA (Spain)
  • The Syndicat Mixte Plateforme Multimodale Pyrénées Méditerranée – MP² (France)
  • PORTIC Barcelona (Spain)
  • Port Authority of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Port Authority of Tarragona (Spain)
  • Terminal Marítima de Zaragoza – tmZ (Spain)
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – UPC (Spain)
  • VIIA (Spain)


The project is co-financed by the European Union.