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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 ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Gradec – Sveti Ivan Žabno cut-off opened (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Croatian cut-off line opened

    2019-12-23T12:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Prime Minister Andrej Plenković inaugurated the 12·2 km Gradec – Sveti Ivan Žabno cut-off line with a ceremony on December 16, the day after the start of revenue services on the first new line to be built in Croatia for 52 years. ...

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    Vinkovci – Vukovar electrification contract signed

    2019-12-23T10:18:00Z

    CROATIA: The contract for modernisation, resignalling, electrification, level crossing upgrading and station modernisation on the Vinkovci – Vukovar line was signed by HŽ Infra, Comsa SA and Comsa Instalaciones Y Sistemas Industriales SA in Vukovar on December 20. The 18·7 km line connects the Zagreb – ...

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    Istria line revival planned

    2019-10-28T07:00:00Z

    CROATIA: An agreement to co-operate to rehabilitate the railway from Lupoglav to the port of Raša on the Istria peninsula has been signed by HŽ Infrastruktura and the Port of Rijeka Authority. The 52 km single-track and non-electrified line opened in 1951 but was closed in ...

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    Croatian infrastructure manager signs MoUs with Chinese companies

    2019-04-18T08:00:00Z

    CROATIA: Infrastructure manager HŽ Infrastruktura signed memoranda of understanding with two Chinese companies during the latest 16+1 conference of China and 16 central and eastern European countries which was held in Dubrovnik on April 12. The first MoU was signed with China Road & Bridge Corporation. This covers collaboration over ...

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    Croatia awards 10-year passenger train operating contract

    2019-01-06T06:00:00Z

    CROATIA: The government has formally awarded incumbent national operator HŽPP a public service obligation contract covering the operation of all passenger services for 10 years from January 1 2019. Awarded to meet the requirement of the European Union’s Fourth Railway Package, the contract was signed by Minister of Maritime Affairs, ...

  • Testing was undertaken between Zagreb Resnik and Slavonski Brod on January 3 (Photo: Toma Bačić).
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    Locomotives refurbished for Rail Cargo Carrier Croatia

    2019-01-03T15:40:40Z

    CROATIA: Testing has begun of the first of three Class 2062 diesel locomotives which were acquired from HŽ Cargo by National Railway Equipment Co and refurbished by TŽV Gredelj for lease to Rail Cargo Group’s local subsidiary Rail Cargo Carrier Croatia. Changes to the locomotives dating from 1973 include modifications ...