Design contract awarded for Croatian upgrade
A consortium of Italian State Railways (FS) subsidiary Italferr, Technital, and IRD Engineering has been awarded a contract worth €5.5m to carry out detailed design for the upgrade of a 60km section of the Zagreb – Rijeka line, which forms part of European Corridor 5b.
The three-year contract, which was signed in Zagreb on November 9, will be 85% financed through European Union pre-accession funds, with the remainder coming from the Croatian government.
The consortium will be responsible for carrying out engineering surveys, environmental impact assessments, traffic studies, and cost-benefit analysis, as well as preparing a funding application for EU financial support for the project. It will also complete a study into track-doubling on the 45km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac section.