ZAGREB, Aug 10, 2020 – The HZ Infrastruktura company is embarking on a project to upgrade the existing and build a second track of the railway running from Hrvatski Leskovac to Karlovac, with the value of the project being the highest of all other Croatian railway projects so far, amounting to HRK 2.3 billion, not including VAT, Vecernji List daily says.
The tender for the project, which will be co-financed by the European Union, which will provide 85% of the funding, will be published in September.
The Hrvatski Leskovac section is part of a railway running from Rijeka to the border with Hungary, and work has already started on upgrading the single-track line to a dual track from Zagreb to the border. Work is already underway on the section Dugo Selo-Krizevci and preparations are underway for work to begin on the section running from Krizevci to the state border.
Work on the Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac section will thus also launch work on upgrading the railway from Zagreb to Rijeka to a modern, dual track.
The Rijeka-Zagreb-Budapest railway is part of the Mediterranean TEN-T corridor.
The implementation of this project as well as other sections on which work has been underway or is planned will increase the competitiveness of the port of Rijeka by improving its transport connectivity to central European markets, the daily says.
Transport Minister Oleg Butkovic has said that the entire project could be completed by 2027.