The European Commission approved on 22 November 2012 the decision on granting Union financial assistance to projects of common interest "Studies for the development of intermodal transport infrastructure for passenger and cargo at Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport" - 2011-RO-91018 - S - within trans-European transport (TEN-T) networks.
The overall objective of this action, aiming the passenger and cargo intermodal transport through a connection between the air and rail transport systems and a connection of the same type for cargo, to promote intermodality through the development of a balanced transportation means based on the competitive advantages of each mean of transport - rail, air, land or maritime - and contribute to sustainable development primarily by minimizing the adverse effects of transport on the environment and to improve transport safety.
The specific objective of the action is to develop a set of studies necessary to design an intermodal transportation system at Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj in order to provide interconnection of air passenger and cargo transportation with the railway network. By setting up an intermodal terminal, the beneficiary intends to make a connection between the air terminal for passengers and cargo transport and the railway, which is located at about 4 km distance. The optimal solution in terms of the route and length of railway will be determined by the studies proposed.
The studies will be conducted in the period 1 January 2013 - 30 November 2014, and the European Union financial assistance for this project is of 50%, i.e. more than 1 million Euro.
The construction works will continue to complete 1st phase of 2,100, the 3,500m runway at Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport; in this regard the work monitoring, technical issues assessment and paperwork needed to clarify the changes occurring during construction, additions and renunciation of this investment will be considered.