Road planning

This LAP indicates if hydrogen has to follow specific requirements when transported, and if the regulations are different from the transport of other types of gas. It identifes the competent authorities to allocate the routes.


Road Planning provide the municipalities with a clear understanding of the maximum risks that the transport of hazardous substances may cause. Baseline goals are: Transport hazardous substances between major industrial sites and abroad, including in the future, keeping risks for locals along the routes within legal limits, provide clarity to municipalities about what may / may not be built.

Pan-European Assessment:

Hydrogen is considered as any other flammable gas or dangerous good for its transportation. The Agreement of transport of Dangerous Goods by Road applies.
Is it a barrier?
Assessment Severity
The process as such is similar to other processes when it comes to transport of hazardous goods


Question 1 Are there any specific regulations or restrictions on the road transport of hydrogen? A) Does hydrogen have to follow specific requirements when transported? (e.g. specific types of roads, specific route)
No. Hydrogen is very well “established in industry – at least where it is needed. So transport of hydrogen is a usual activity.
Question 1 Are there any specific regulations or restrictions on the road transport of hydrogen? B) Please specify the requirements regarding tunnels, bridges, parking, others
The ADR provisions have to be followed. There are restrictions if hydrogen is transported in tanks for tunnels of the category B,C, D and E. In case of other forms of transport there are restrictions regarding tunnels of the category D and E
Question 2 Which authorities are competent to allocate the routes? (and at what level: national, local?)
The approval for transport of dangerous goods is issued by the Ministry of Technology, Infrastructure and Transport.
Question 3 Are the regulations differing from the transport of other types of gas?
Basically not. When passing tunnels, the regulations of ADR shall apply.
Describe the comparable technology and its relevance with regard to hydrogen
Transport of natural gas – mainly as CNG – and transport of other flammable gases respectively liquids.

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