Istria Railway Renovation to Revive Line from Slovenian Border to Pula

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, with the signing of the Agreement on the preparation of the study documentation for the reconstruction and modernisation of the railway R101 (Slovenian-Croatian border – Buzet – Pula), new opportunities for the modernisation of this traffic route are being realised.

On top of the aforementioned, new life on this part of the Istria railway line means greater prospects for the tourist revitalisation of central Istria through new modes of transport.

For the 91 kilometre-long dilapidated railway line that passes through the continental part of Istria – from the border with Slovenia to the City of Pula, the study documentation includes the development of conceptual solutions, cost-effectiveness studies, a cost-benefit analysis, and an extensive review of the proposed environmental impact of such a move.

Thus, the needs and possibilities of modernisation will be considered, acceptable options and investments will be analysed in relation to the planned transport demand, and it will serve as a basis for the further elaboration of this project and application for potential European Union (EU) co-financing.

As a co-signatory of this Agreement with HZ Infrastruktura, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, when it comes to the further development of Istria, places the greatest emphasis on developmental projects, including the completion of the Istrian Y and continued construction in regard to the Ucka tunnel.

With the signing of this brand new agreement, as a step forward, the modernisation of the Istria railway infrastructure in that part of the country is set to formally begin.

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