Studies for Slovenian rail station upgrade at Pragersko awarded EU funds
23 December 2013 • Author: Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA)
The European Union will co-finance with €2.1 million from the TEN-T Programme a series of dedicated studies aimed at eliminating a key regional bottleneck and improving rail traffic, thus contributing to the realisation of the “Railway axis Lyon-Trieste-Divača/Koper-Divača-Ljubljana-Budapest-Ukrainian border” (TEN-T Priority Project 6).
The studies, selected for funding under the 2012 TEN-T Multi-Annual Programme, include drafting of documents in order to obtain the building permit and the executive design for the Pragersko station upgrade.
The upgrade of the Pragersko railway station represents a continuation of the development of public railway infrastructure in the northeastern part of Slovenia, the modernisation of PP6 and guarantee of a suitable connection to the planned electrified and upgraded Pragersko–Ormož–Hodoš railway line. Following the studies, completion of the works will enhance the traffic flow and capacity of this important hub on PP6 and will contribute to making rail transport faster and more attractive for freight and passenger operators.
The studies will be monitored by the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA) and are set to be completed by August 2015.