Croatian rail infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura has signed a EUR 241 million grant agreement with EU’s INEA- Innovation and Networks Executive Agency for the upgrading of the existing track and the construction of a new second track of the 43.2 km long Krizevci-Koprivnica-Hungarian state border railway section.
HŽ Infrastruktura continues the modernisation of the the Mediterranean Corridor with works on Zagreb-Hungarian state border railway section. The new line will generally follow the existing route, except in the section between Carevdar and Lepavina. Works will include reconstruction and construction of four rail stations and six stops, upgrade/removal of removal / upgrade level crossings, the removal of one existing bridge over the river Drava and the construction of a new one.
These activities will increase the line capacity, enable speeds of up to 160 km/hour, shorten travel times, allow usage of interoperable trains, and increase the level of safety.
In July this year, works worth EUR 230 million were launched for the reconstruction of the existing line and the construction of a second line on Dugo Selo to Križevci route.