This is an exceptional railway infrastructure project whose estimated value of total eligible costs amount to € 200 million. The project is to be co-finaced by the European Regional Development Fund, which will provide 85% of the project value from the Transport Operational Programme 2007 – 2013. and 15% will be financed with national funds. Since this is going to be a long-term project, a part of the project is to be co-financed form the Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 – 2020. The project envisages:
- the construction of the second track and reconstruction on the entire railway line section in the length of 36.4 km (including the reconstruction of Dugo Selo station 38.23 km),
- reconstruction of horizontal curves on the 9.4 km existing track
- major reconstruction of the existing stations of Dugo Selo, Vrbovec and Križevci and pertaining stops,
- construction of the new station Gradec,
- construction of 5 new bridges and the reconstruction of the existing 7,
- elimination of 17 level crossings, which will be replaced by 12 grade-separated crossings with roads at two levels, and 2 pedestrian crossings, which will be replaced by new underpasses,
- upgrade of fixed electric traction installations and modernization of interlocking and signalling and telecommunication devices.
The reconstruction of individual horizontal curves, track structures and fixed electric traction installations will enable train operation at the designed speed of 160 km/halong the entire length of the railway line section. Stations will be reconstructed to receive 750 m long interoperable freight trains, and some also 400 m long interoperable passenger trains, with 25 t/axle maximum permitted weight. Stops will be reconstructed in line with the requirements for local transport of passengers.
The project is carried out based on two contracts:
- Works contract in the amount of €163.1 million signed with the consortium comprised of Croatian companies DIV d.o.o., DALEKOVOD d.d. and ZAGREB-MONTAŽA d.o.o.
- Works’ supervision contract in the amount of €1.9 million signed with the consortium composed of SGS Adriatica d.o.o. and Investiinženjering d.o.o.
Works began on 25 July 2016 in Vrbovec area.