Upgrading Pragersko railway line improves service and safety

Improvements to the rail infrastructure in Slovenia will boost the quality of cargo transportation and railway safety, as well as reduce journey times.

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The investment project increases traffic safety by replacing level crossings and constructing grade-separated intersections, as well as regulating level intersections. This will improve the throughput capacity of the railway line and reduce the duration of travel.

Project phases and expected achievements

The project is part of a larger programme to upgrade the rail infrastructure in Slovenia. Phase I of the project, currently under implementation, involves reconstructing and upgrading the line. This project, phase II, will involve the regulation of 78 level crossings, in order to increase the level of service and the safety of both road and railway traffic. As part of regulating crossings, the road infrastructure and other public utility infrastructure will also be regulated.

Five road overpasses, 12 road underpasses, two underpasses for pedestrians will be constructed, and two passenger halts will be upgraded. Furthermore, some 42 km of connecting roads are to be built or modernised, and 27 barrier-protected level crossings for the proposed maximum train speed to be upgraded. Thirty-two level crossings will be abandoned.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project "Reconstruction, electrification and upgrading of the railway line Pragersko – Hodoš for 160 km/h – Phase II: Modernisation of level crossings and construction of subways on railway stations" is EUR 200 547 654, with the EU’s Cohesion Fund contributing EUR 64 865 272 under the Operational Programme “Development of environment and transport infrastructure” for the 2007-2013 programming period, under the priority axis “Railway Infrastructure.”

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