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  • HZPP Koncar DMU (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    HŽPP orders DMUs

    2022-08-05T14:15:00Z

    CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has placed a firm order for a further seven Končar diesel multiple-units. The three-car low-floor diesel-electric units with a maximum speed of 120 km/h will be identical to existing ones, with a capacity of 167 seated and 175 standing passengers. The ...

  • Karlovac (Photo HZ Infra)
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    Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac doubling contract signed

    2022-08-02T10:00:00Z

    CROATIA: A contract for the double tracking of the 44 km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac section of the Zagreb – Rijeka line was signed by HŽ Infrastruktura and a consortium of Strabag and AŽD Praha on July 28. The EU’s Operational Programme Competitiveness & Cohesion 2014-20 ...

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    TŽV Gredelj to manufacture Innowaggons under 10-year production agreement

    2022-03-16T16:39:00Z

    CROATIA: Innofreight, Tatravagónka and Slovak rail logistics group Budamar Logistics have signed a framework agreement covering wagon production for 10 years which is potentially worth €2bn. Under the agreement, Tatravagónka subsidiary TŽV Gredelj will produce 1 000 Innowaggons per year for Innofreight at its plant in ...

  • Croatian electric train (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    HŽ Infra picks Leskovac – Karlovac route modernisation preferred bidder

    2022-02-01T12:00:00Z

    CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has selected Strabag as preferred bidder for a contract for infrastructure and station enhancements and double-tracking on the 44 km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac line, after a rejecting a lower-priced bid. Strabag’s offer was valued at 1·71bn kuna excluding VAT, and was ranked ...

  • Greda – Sisak – Sunja line upgrade completed (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Croatian route modernisation completed

    2021-10-09T05:00:00Z

    CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has completed modernisation of the 30·6 km Greda – Sisak – Sunja section of the Zagreb – Sisak – Sunja line. Work began in 2018 and was undertaken by Pružne Građevine at cost of 205m kuna. The maximum speed has been raised to ...

  • Končar EMU delivered to HŽPP (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Končar EMUs delivered to HŽPP

    2021-08-30T12:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Končar KEV has delivered the first two Class 6112 electric multiple-units ordered by national passenger operator HŽPP last year. The order was placed under a January 2014 agreement between Končar KEV and HŽPP which covers up to 44 electric and diesel multiple-units. An initial 10 ...

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    Central & Eastern Europe: Rail at heart of recovery package

    2021-07-29T09:25:00Z

    Railways across central and eastern Europe stand to benefit as member states submit their national post-Covid recovery plans to the EU in order to access temporary stimulus funds. Toma Bačić provides a snapshot of proposals from five countries. 

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    ČD Cargo targets the Balkans

    2021-05-27T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: The Czech Republic’s national freight operator ČD Cargo has established the ČD Cargo Adria subsidiary, which aims to begin operation in Croatia within a year. ČD Cargo Chairman Tomáš Tóth said the company sees opportunities for the expansion in the Balkans, with the market for ...

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    Railpool and Končar sign loco maintenance agreement

    2021-02-28T05:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Leasing company Railpool and Končar Electric Vehicles have signed an agreement for the maintenance of Bombardier Traxx locomotives in Zagreb. Several of Railpool’s Traxx locomotives are used in Croatia by a number of freight operators. ‘We have chosen an experienced and strong partner for preventive and ...

  • RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia
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    RegioJet extends Croatian summer holiday trains to Split

    2021-02-02T12:11:00Z

    EUROPE: RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia, building on the success of the Praha – Rijeka service which was launched last year and carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains. ...

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    Croatian line modernisation

    2021-01-01T05:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Work to modernise the 13 km Zaprešić – Zagreb Zapadni Kolodvor section of the Zagreb – Slovenia corridor is to start in early 2021. This follows the completion in December of work of the 6·5 km between Savski Marof and Zaprešić, where the maximum speed has ...

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    Croatian EMU order signed

    2020-11-20T12:01:00Z

    CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has awarded Končar KEV a firm order to supply 11 electric multiple-units for Zagreb suburban services and 10 for regional routes The first is to be delivered in autumn 2022, with the last to arrive by December ...

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    RegioJet’s train to Croatia is a sell-out summer success

    2020-09-28T15:31:00Z

    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet’s summer service linking the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Croatia’s Adriatic coast carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains during its first season of operation. RegioJet announced the summer-only overnight service on June 1, and 30 000 tickets had been ...

  • RegioJet’s first overnight train from Praha to Rijeka arrived in the Croatian port city on July 1.
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    RegioJet launches train to Croatia so ‘everyone can afford a holiday’

    2020-07-02T16:34:00Z

    EUROPE: Czech open access operator RegioJet’s first overnight train from Praha to Rijeka arrived in the Croatian port city on July 1. The seasonal service is to run three times a week until July 11, daily until the end of August, and then thrice weekly until ...

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    Akiem Astride tested in Croatia

    2020-06-30T08:37:00Z

    EUROPE: Hungarian freight operator CER Cargo has received certification to operate in Croatia using a modified Astride multi-system locomotive, which has been leased from Akiem for use on international services between Hungary and the ports of Koper and Rijeka.

  • HŽPP has signed a firm order for Končar KEV to supply 12 electric multiple-units.
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    HŽPP places firm order for EMUs

    2020-05-07T05:00:00Z

    Source: Toma Bacic CROATIA: National passenger operator HŽPP has signed a €62·4m firm contract for Končar KEV to supply six suburban and six regional 160 km/h low-floor electric multiple-units. The order signed on April 29 is being financed with loans from Eurofima (€57·2m) and the International Bank ...

  • HŽ Infrastruktura track works
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    Croatian corridor upgrading contract awarded

    2020-04-02T12:34:00Z

    Source: Toma Bačić CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has awarded Cengiz Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret a 2·42bn kuna contract to double-track and modernise the 43·2 km line from Križevci to Koprivnica and the Hungarian border at Gyékényes. This route forms part of the Croatian section of the TEN-T Mediterranean ...

  • Zagreb Zapadni – Savski Marof line (Photo: Toma Bačić)
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    Zagreb infrastructure modernisation contract signed

    2020-02-29T06:00:00Z

    Source: Toma Bačić CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura and Swietelsky have signed a contract for modernisation of the 17·8 km Zagreb Zapadni – Savski Marof section of the Zagreb – Dobova line. This is used by 160 trains/day including Zagreb suburban services. The 27-month project will raise the maximum ...

  • HŽ Infrastruktura has commissioned a feasibility study for the proposed 19 km Lepoglava connecting line which would run from Lepoglava on the Varaždin – Golubovec branch to Krapina or Sveti Križ Začretje on the Zabok – Đurmanec line
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    Croatian connecting line feasibility study

    2020-02-20T06:00:00Z

    CROATIA: HŽ Infrastruktura has commissioned a feasibility study for the proposed 19 km Lepoglava connecting line which would run from Lepoglava on the Varaždin – Golubovec branch to Krapina or Sveti Križ Začretje on the Zabok – Đurmanec line. This would provide a more direct route between ...

  • Zagreb – Rijeka route (Photo: Toma Bacic).
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    EU grant for Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac modernisation

    2020-01-09T08:00:00Z

    CROATIA: An agreement for the EU to provide a 2·7bn kuna grant towards a 3·45bn kuna project to modernise and double-track the 44 km Hrvatski Leskovac – Karlovac section of the Zagreb – Rijeka corridor was signed on December 27. Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport & Infrastructure ...