Modernization and electrification of line section Zaprešić – Zabok


Section Zaprešić – Zabok (23.9 km) is an integral part of the line for regional traffic R201 Zaprešić – Čakovec.

On 9 November 2017 HŽ Infrastruktura d.o.o. signed the Grant Agreement KK. as part of the Operational Program “Competitiveness and Cohesion” 2014 – 2020 (OPCC) from the Cohesion Fund with the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (MSTI) and Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA). The value of the Grant Agreement is EUR 102.6 million, and the total eligible costs amount to EUR 81.5 million, which is the maximum amount for co-financing of eligible costs of the Project of which EUR 69.3 million, or 85 percent, is co-financed from the OPCC and the remaining amount is EUR 12.2 million EUR, or 15 percent, is co-financed from the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia.

The Project implementation period according to the Grant Agreement is 01/2014 – 12/2023.

The Grant Agreement covers the following activities:

  1. Project management and administration
  2. Publicity and visibility
  3. Designing
  4. Works
  5. Supervision
  6. Additional costs (contingencies)
  7. Land acquisition

On 12 June 2018 HŽ Infrastruktura signed Works contract with the company SWIETELSKY d.o.o. with a total amount of EUR 74.4 million.

On 28 June 2018 HŽ Infrastruktura signed Service contract for supervision of works with the company DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH with a total amount of EUR 2.1 million.

The completion of the works provided the conditions for the following: passenger train speed up to 120 km/h, complete inclusion in the system of suburban rail transport in the wider area of the City of Zagreb, shorter traveling times, increase of the line load capacity which led to elimination of restrictions on freight transport. The construction of parking lots for cars and the installation of bike racks at bus stops and stations near public bus stops enabled better connectivity and competitiveness of rail transport, considering the fact that the Project extends through Zagreb and Krapina and Zagorje counties. The introduction of electromotor units has also contributed to environmental protection through reducing gas emissions and noise protection.

The works on the Project began in July 2018 and ended in September 2022.

As part of the project, the following works were carried out:

  • reconstruction of stations (Novi Dvori, Luka, Veliko Trgovišće and Zabok) and stops (Pojatno, Kupljenovo and Žeinci), built-in urban equipment, video surveillance system and passenger visual and audio notification system
  • reconstruction of individual curves
  • arrangement/reconstruction and construction of entirely new track structures (4 new bridges – Vučerna, Lužki potok, Črnec and Horvacka and 1 road bridge Horvacka, 35 culverts, canals)
  • installation of new signal and interlocking and telecommunication devices, remote traffic control devices
  • modernization of 16 level crossings
  • electrification of railways and stations
  • construction of a parking lot.

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