Croatia’s rail infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura has signed with IGH d.d. – Granova d.o.o. consortium a HRK 33.7 million (EUR 4.5 million) contract for the design of project and other documentation for the construction of second track, upgrade and modernization of Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani rail section.
The contract involves the preparation of the preliminary and main designs and other documentation, which are required for the issuance of location and building permits, preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Feasibility Study (FS) and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), necessary for the implementation of the project (works) of
- the second track construction of the railway line section Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani,
- modernization and renewal of the railway line section Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani,
- including the reconstruction of the station Šapjane and stop Permani,
- as well as the reconstruction of the signalling and interlocking equipment on the Jurdani – Šapjane section.
The design project completion is planned for the end of 2019.
The project contributes to the elimination of the existing bottleneck in the area of Rijeka junction, which would enable further development of the existing capacity of the Port of Rijeka and the creation of an efficient urban and suburban rail transport.
The project is 85 percent (EUR 8.5 million) co-financed under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program. The eligible costs of the project involve the costs of the design of the technical documentation, project management costs and a part of the land acquisition costs.
The value of the construction project of the second track on Škrljevo – Rijeka – Jurdani rail section, about 27 kilometers long, is estimated at EUR 300 million.