Rail studies in Slovenia to get a boost from EU co-financing
4 December 2013 • Author: Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency
The European Union will support with just over €1.2 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of studies to support the construction of a new railway line running from the country’s capital of Ljubljana to the Austrian border, including a connection to Ljubljana’s Jože Pučnik airport.
The studies, which were selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Call, will look at the alignment and the preparation of an environmental report for the 70 km long Ljubljana-Kranj-Jesenice-Austrian border rail line, including a connection to Ljubljana’s airport. The studies are part of a broader project which aims to increase the line capacity by doubling the track, upgrading the freight category from D3 to D4 and upgrading the signalling and telecommunication systems.
The studies will pave the way for works to start, leading to better rail connections between Slovenia and Austria, as well as eventually linking the key Slovenian Port of Koper with central Europe.
The studies will be monitored by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) and are set to be completed by December 2015.