Corridor X Feasibility Study - Croatian segment, Croatia
1,500 km rail line
PERIOD: 2009 - 2010
CLIENT: ITALFERR S.p.A.
The newly conceived pan-European Corridor X will connect Central Europe with the Balkan regions. The 1,500 km Corridor X route links Salzburg with Thessaloniki via Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Nis and Skopje.
The general conditions of the existing rail lines used by the Corridor X in the Balkan region present various problems. Already obsolete prior to the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia, this infrastructure has suffered further from long-standing confl icts in the Balkans.
The following segments of the Croatian railway were examined:
- M101 Savski Marof-Zagreb, 26.7 km;
- M102 Zagreb GK-Dugo Selo, 21.2 km;
- M103 Dugo Selo-Novska, 83.4 km;
- M105 Novska-Vinkovci-Tovarnik, 185.4 km.
The project was designed to re-activate and modernise the Croatian railway to meet European standards and increase passenger train speeds to 160 km/h and freight train speeds to 120 km/h.