Croatia: HŽ Infrastruktura has launched the construction of the new 12.2 km long non-electrified single-track railway line on section Gradec – Sveti Ivan Žabno. The contractors of the HRK 203.4 million project are Comsa (Spain) and Wiebe (Germany).
Works also include the construction of three new railway stops with shelters and car parking. Gradec stop building and Sveti Ivan Žabno railway station will be refurbished. The construction of the new railway line will enable a faster and better commuting experience, and the journey time from Bjelovar to Zagreb will be reduced from the current 105 minutes to 60 minutes.
The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, which will provide 85% of the project value, with 15% coming from national funds.