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the Mura’s Bridge round-table

Hybrid round-table

Cross-border Mura’s Bridge as an enabler of the Mura-Drava-Rails network

May 14th, 2021;
8:00 – 15:00 (CET)
hybrid round-table.

The Mura’s Bridge round table has a very special mission. At the press conference at the end of the round table, we will solemnly hand over the Declaration on the Mura Bridge to the responsible ministers from Slovenia and Austria and to the European Commissioner for Transport and Mobility.

During the day of the round table, we will present both global and local views on transport, mobility, and, above all, sustainable development of cities and regions of the Mura and Drava rivers. In the central part of the round table, we will present the business starting points for the reconstruction and re-establishment, this time according to the general consensus of the multi-functional bridge over the Mura River.

If you also want us to re-establish once only a railway bridge over the Mura River, on the border between Slovenia and Austria, in Gornja Radgona and Bad Radkersburg, save the date: Friday, 14th of May 2021.

The round table will take place in a hybrid form, bilingually in Slovene and German, with simultaneous translation. Subsequently, all contributions of the round table will also be published with subtitles in English. More details coming soon.


Mobilitatis Omni
Mura’s Institute for infrastructure development, Murska Sobota

Mobilitatis Omni is an initiative that seeks to re-establish the Mura-Drava-Rails network, which already in 1924 had 440 railway kilometres. Today, only two missing links, one is the cross-border Mura Bridge on the border between Slovenia and Austria, make it impossible to re-establish this network.

Therefore, the founders, members, and partners of the institute solemnly signed the Mura’s Bridge Declaration in the Mura-Drava-Rails Network, which we keep signing until April 12th, 2021, until the 76th anniversary, when this bridge was mined at the end of World War II.

It is about time that we re-establish, this time by general consensus a multi-functional cross-border bridge. Support the community’s efforts of the institute and sign the Declaration as a full member of the institute.

Save the date to your calendar:

Mobilitiatis Omni (Mura’s institute for infrastructure development, Murska Sobota) is a civil initiative to link policies and economy with sustainable mobility for all, physical and mental health and sport through the re-opening of existing cross-border inter-regional railway connections with a simultaneous proposal to establish long-distance bicycling paths along these connections.

The MiRi initiative is for all of us who want frequent, environmental and health friendly cross-border inter-regional connections in the Pannonian area to which many also refer as the European Amazon for all of us . For all of us who come and go daily, weekly and occasionally, not only from the four neighbouring countries to and from the Mura and Drava regions, from Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, but also for everyone from the regions of the whole of Central Europe. We invite you to support the initiative by joining today in the Bronze, Silver, Gold or VIP Club MiRi. The more of us there will be, the stronger we will be. Become a member today >


3 key development modules of the MiRi initiative

Close-up: from a big heart with love–locks in Cologne.

[Love] story about the Mura’s bridge or why we stand for a bridge that connects East with West? More >

Graph: Three key MiRi development modules.

We are advocating long-distance cycling routes along the existing cross-border regional lines in four countries and securing crossings over these regional lines. More >

Sketch: rail lines restoration in the regions of the Mura and Drava rivers.

We have to rebuild and upgrade the existing and once (after the Second World War) dismantled railway lines in the Mura and Drava regions of four countries, including the establishment of the missing line. More >


Signing of the Declaration for the Mura’s Bridge

16.10. 2020

12.4. 2021

Submission of the declaration:
14.5. 2021

The founders, members and partners of MiRi had on October 16th, 2020, with the signing of the Declaration for the Mura’s Bridge in the Mura-Drava-line network – marked the opening of the railway, which 130 years ago, connected Spielfeld-Straß, Bad Radkersburg, Gornja Radgona and Ljutomer. That is how we started the campaign for this multi-functional to be Mura’s Bridge. We invite companies, enterprises and municipalities to sign the Declaration as full members of the institute or as individuals by joining the Club MiRi >

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Borna Abramovič, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Borna Abramovič, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Video 📹: Increase mobility of the region using the local railway lines

Herald Ruijters, Director, EU > EC > Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport > Deputy Director-General.

Video 📹: Connecting core and comprehensive networks: promoting mobility beyond the TEN-T

Marko Savić, MA, MBA, Director of the Institute.

Video 📹: Declaration on the Mura‘s Bridge in the Mura-Drava-Rails network

Join with your organization to MiRi and sign the Declaration for the Mura’s Bridge as our full member.

Locks on the rail bridge - cathedarl in the background.

The first co-founders of the institute

MiRi was founded by three companies:

New MiRi members

In the meantime, some other companies and organizations, both from Slovenia and Austria, have already joined MiRi:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Corporate Social Responsibility

“We supported the co-funding of the institute because of the social responsibility to the regional environment.”

Branko Kurbus, Arcont, Chairman of the Board in Retirement

Rating: 5 out of 5.

30 Years of Effort

“We have been striving for more than 30 years to re-establish the railway line between Slovenia and Austria on the border between the two countries in Gornja Radgona and Bad Radkersburg.”

Janez Erjavec, Pomurski sejem, Chairman of the Board

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Exceptional Opportunity

“The railway connection between Slovenia and Austria across the Mura River is an exceptional opportunity for the economy and tourism in these regions.”

Igor Kržan, Reflex, Director-General

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Connecting both sides of the Mura River

“As a company based in Gornja Radgona, we support the reforming of the Mura’s Bridge, because we see it as opening of new opportunities for the local environment, especially in the field of tourism and connecting the people of the countries on both sides of the Mura River.”

Miran Fujs, Arcont, predsednik uprave >

Rating: 5 out of 5.

We should use the railway more

“The MiRi initiative is a good opportunity to connect this part of Slovenia with its neighbors in the Republic of Austria and other parts of the European Union. That is why Cleangrad supports this initiative”

Jernej Zupančič, Cleangrad, direktor >

Mura-Drava-Rails Network (MDR-N)

Let us restore the MDR-N!

  • Mura's Bridge enables 440 kilometres of cross-border rail connections in four countries of Mura and Drava regions.
  • Mura and Drava Rivers Rails Network had 440 rail kilometres in 1924
  • Mura Drava Rails in 1970
  • Missing links in the Mura-Drava-Rails network

Mura’s Bridge

SIA-M (Sustainable, Active and Inclusive Mobility) for all as a bridge to a low-carbon society. A regional, both rail and long-distance cycling hub as a bridge to connections throughout Central Europe. Inter-regional sustainable connections as a bridge to greater security.

Cultural heritage as a bridge to better understanding. Sports, especially volleyball and beach volleyball as a bridge of connections. Sustainable tourism as a bridge to regional development. And regional development as a bridge to the stability of the European Union. Historical milestones as a bridge of co-working.

Last but not least. Love locks on the bridge as universal symbols of love.

Support the re-establishment of the Mura’s Bridge >

Love locks on the Hohenzollern, the railway bridge over the Rhine in Cologne, Germany, as symbols of eternal love.