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Case study report: il link Entroncamento (Portugal) – Badajoz (Spain)

This case study report presents the business model for the cross-border public service train connection Entroncamento (Portugal) – Badajoz (Spain).  

It explores the business model of this service, including its governance arrangements, operational provisions to develop the service and address demand, and its territorial scope. Following this it addresses obstacles that the service faces, such as the difficult framework conditions for potential users of the train, e.g. the inadequateness of local timetables. The concluding section reflects upon the lessons learnt from this case study and notes that a stronger engagement form civil society could enhance political awareness and commitment towards better cross-border mobility


This case study report is part of a series of 31 case studies developed in the framework of the study ‘Providing public transport in cross-border regions – Mapping of existing services and legal obstacles’, completed by Spatial Foresight in cooperation with TCP international, TRT trasporti e territorio and EureConsult for the European Commission’s DG REGIO.