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Re-
connecting
East with West.

As the representatives of
the economy, cities, and municipalities
we will reestablish the entire railway network
in Slovenia, from East to West and vice versa.

Simultaneously we will reopen
all cross-border connections with
our neighbours in Italy, Austria, Hungary
and, last but not least, Croatia.

Join us
as a member of the Central
European Alliance for Sustainable Mobility.

Re-

connecting

East with West.

As the representatives of
the economy, cities, and municipalities
we will reestablish the entire railway network
in Slovenia, from East to West and vice versa.

Simultaneously we will reopen
all cross-border connections with
our neighbours in Italy, Austria, Hungary
and, last but not least, Croatia.

Join us
as a member of the Central
European Alliance for Sustainable Mobility.

Infographics: Railway Network in Slovenia

Current & Proposed State of
the Railway Lines Network in Slovenia.

Infographics: Railway Network in Slovenia

Current & Proposed

State of the Railway

Lines Network in Slovenia.

Currently, Slovenia has 1,207 kilometres of all railway lines, among them 333 kilometres of double-track lines and 874 kilometres of single-track lines. Three out of nine railway border crossings with Austria, Hungary and Italy still closed. And eight railway border crossing with Croatia much less used. That is why we propose up to 1,370 km of railway lines—489 km of double-tracks with and 906 km of single-tracks—until 2030. Even more importantly. We propose planning the upgrade of all inter-regional (comprehensive) railway lines and re-forming of missing railway border crossings.

* Slide to the right and take a closer look at our proposal for the railway infrastructure upgrade up to 2030.

Legend of the graphical map of railway lines network in Slovenia

1,370 kilometres of railway
lines in Slovenia in upgrade. By 2030!

All railway border crossings of
Slovenia & its 4 neighbours reopened.

1,370 kilometres

of railway lines in

Slovenia in upgrade.

By 2030!

All railway border

crossings of Slovenia &

its 4 neighbours reopened.

With our proposal of three core and eleven inter-regional railway corridors, we will fulfill our promise for core corridors by 2030 and for inter-regional (comprehensive) corridors by 2050.
Simultaneously we will reopen all railway border crossings in Slovenia with our neighbours in Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Italy.

Vision of the Alliance

By 2030 we will increase railway kilometres length in Slovenia from 1,207 railway kilometres to 1,370 railway kilometres.
Out of all those lines, 156 kilometres will be new electrified double railway tracks and 22 kilometres of new electrified single railway tracks.
The rest of the 841 kilometres of railway tracks will be in the upgrade or with a plan to upgrade.

Corridor Proposals

Magnificent Eleven. Four Core & Seven
Inter-Regional Cross-Border Railway Corridors.

Corridor Proposals

Magnificent Eleven. Four

Core & Seven Inter-Regional

Cross-Border Railway Corridors.

Let’s finally round the railway network that the Austro-Hungarian Empire constructed in the 19th century. The 20th century was namely bad news for this railway network in today’s five countries.

At the end of the Second World War, the German Army mined several critical railway lines points—a railway bridge over the Mura river on the border of Slovenia and Austria among them. Additionally, authorities in former Yugoslavia disabled several railway border crossings during the Cold War, in the 1950s and 1960s. In Slovenia alone, authorities in former Yugoslavia closed eight out of eleven railway border crossings with Austria, Hungary, and Italy and dismantled other core and regional railway tracks after the Second World War.

Only three of the closed railway border crossings have been restored so far on the border of Slovenia with its three EU neighbours in the west, north, and east (with Italy, Austria and Hungary, respectively). On the southern border of Slovenia with Croatia, existing railway border crossings are much less used for regional and local passenger transport. With the Alliance, we will jointly advocate railway cross-border re-connections and railway infrastructure upgrades according to the common European Union (EU) standards. That is why we have designed four core Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) corridor proposals and seven inter-regional (comprehensive) TEN-T railway corridor proposals.

Corridor Sava proposal connecting Salzburg Ljubljana Zagreb
Sava

Core TEN-T Railway Sava Corridor proposal: Salzburg–Jesenice–Ljubljana–Dobova–Zagreb.

Corridor-Danube-Mura-Drava-Sava-feautured
Danube–Mura–Drava–Sava

Core TEN-T Coridor Danube–Mura–Drava–Sava proposal connecting Vienna and Zagreb.

Kamniška Bistrica–Krka–Kolpa corridor graphic representation
Kamniška Bistrica–Krka–Kolpa

Crossing three rivers and two countries Kamniška Bistrica–Krka–Kolpa Corridor Proposal: Kamnik–Novo mesto–Karlovac–/Leg Kočevje–/Leg Sevnica.

Coridor Drava–Mura–Raba–Danube
Drava–Mura–Raba–Danube

Core TEN-T Coridor Drava–Mura–Raba–Danube proposal: Osijek–Varaždin–Murska Sobota–Szombathely/leg Graz–Bratislava.

Corridor Mura–Drava
Mura–Drava

Inter-Regional (Comprehensive) TEN-T Corridor Mura–Drava.

carinthia-rail-corridor-maribor-klagenfurt-cover-image
Carinthia

Inter-Regional (Comprehensive) TEN-T Carinthia Corridor Proposal: Klagenfurt–Bleiburg–Prevalje–Maribor.

paka-savinja-sotla-corridor-feaured-map
Paka–Savinja–Sotla

Crossing three rivers Inter-Regional (Comprehensive) TEN-T Paka–Savinja–Sotla Corridor Proposal: Dravograd–Celje/leg Podčetrtek/–Krapina.

Featured image Tivoli Gorenjska Arm Rail Corridor
Ljubljana Leg of the Sava Corridor

To the Core TEN-T Corridor Sava we propose two Inter-Regional Ljubljana Legs: Gorenjska and Tivoli.

Corridor Julian Alps–Istria–Kvarner Bay
Julian Alps–Istria–Kvarner Bay

Corridor Julian Alps–Istria–Kvarner Bay includes three famous lines, Bohinj rail line Jesenice–Sežana, line Divača–Pula, and line Pivka–Rijeka

Featured image of the Corridor Notranjska–Goriška Nova Gorica–Ajdovščina–Leg IdrijaŠkofja Loka–Vrhnika–Ljubljana
Inner Carniola–Gorizia

Inter-Regional TEN-T Corridor proposal Notranjska–Goriška: Nova Gorica–Ajdovščina–/Leg Idrija/Škofja Loka–Vrhnika–Ljubljana.

Featured image of the Corridor Zala–Mura–Drava Zalaegerszeg–Lenti–Lendava–Čakovec–Kotoriba–Murakeresztúr–Kaposvár–Leg Nagykanizsa
Zala–Mura–Drava

Inter-Regional TEN-T Corridor proposal Zala–Mura–Drava: Zalaegerszeg–Lendava–Čakovec–Kotoriba–Murakeresztúr–Kaposvár–/Leg Nagykanizsa–/Leg Murska Sobota.

Choose your corridor

Explore the cross-border railway corridor proposals.
Choose your most important core & inter-regional railway corridor/s.

Explore and choose your favourite core railway corridor/s and/or
your favourite inter-regional railway corridor/s. What is the corridor that you would benefit most from?

Choose your corridor

Explore the cross-border railway corridor proposals. Choose your most important core & inter-regional railway corridor/s.

Explore and choose your favourite core railway corridor/s and/or your favourite inter-regional railway corridor/s. What is the corridor that you would benefit most from?

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    Choose one or more of your favourite core and inter-regional corridors (required)
    Core Corridor Sava
    Core Corridor Danube–Mura–Drava
    Core Corridor Drava–Mura–Raba–Danube
    Core Corridor Kamniška Bistrica–Krka–Kolpa
    Inter-Regional Corridor Mura–Drava
    Inter-Regional Carinthia Corridor
    Inter-Regional Paka–Savinja–Sotla Corridor
    Ljubljana Leg of the Sava Corridor
    Inter-Regional Corridor Julian Alps–Istria–Kvarner Bay
    Inter-Regional Corridor Notranjska–Goriška
    Inter-Regional Corridor Zala–Mura–Drava


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    Mobilitatis Omni, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Development and Mobility of All
    Plese 9a, 9000 Murska Sobota, Slovenia

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    Why Alliance?

    1. Because railway and other sustainable modes of transport provide cost-effective mobility for all solutions that benefit the economy, protect the environment and ensure that cities and regions develop and prosper while granting well-being to the population.
    2. Because reestablishment of the cross-border railway missing links and connections represents one of the biggest opportunities for enhanced mobility, economic and sustainable development in European Union border regions.
    3. Because current mobility habits in Slovenia and further in Central and Eastern Europe dominated by private motorised modes result not only in increased congestion and pollution but also reduce economic progress and social cohesion.

    Upgrade brief

    Upgrading railway lines & reopening
    all border crossings in Slovenia with its 4 neighbours.

    Upgrade brief

    Upgrading railway

    lines & reopening

    all border crossings

    in Slovenia with its 4 neighbours

    Representation

    Whom do

    we represent?

    We plan railway and cycling infrastructure upgrades as representatives of the members in the Mobilitatis Omni institute. We mostly represent economy and transport companies but more and more also cities, municipalities and regions. At the same time we form partnerships with economic chambers, civic and other regional institutions, including the NGOs. We accept and have several personal members too.

    Timeline of the upgrade plan of railway network in Slovenia up to 2030
    2021 2030
    kms of all railway lines in Slovenia:
    1,207
    1,370
    kms of double-track lines electrified:
    333
    489
    kms of single-track lines electrified:
    222
    254
    kms of single-track lines non-electrified:
    167
    841
    Strategic background
    Railway is considered one of the critical infrastructures of the 21st century. Sustainable mobility through the Green Deal of the European Commission is the key focus of the whole of Europe. Over the ocean, president Biden has launched America is back on track initiative. China has its Silk Belt and Road Initiative.

    At the same time, today five EU neighbour countries–Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy–still don’t have the railway connections and all the railway border crossing they had already before the second world war. It’s about time we change that. Former Yugoslavia closed eight out of eleven railway border crossing on the Slovenian border with Italy, Austria, and Hungary.

    We advocate reconstructing missing links at the railway border crossing of Slovenia with our neighbours through a plan to upgrade the current 1,207 km of the railway lines to 1,370 km of the railway lines. Our plan and railway corridor proposals are in accordance with the Transport Development Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia until 2030 and the Resolution on the National Programme for the Development of Transport in the Republic of Slovenia until 2030.

    We took into consideration also regional and local plans, as is for example the study Modernization of railway transport in the Ljubljana urban region (in Slovene: Posodobitev železniškega prometa v Ljubljanski urbani regiji).

    Funding

    Up to

    85

    percent
    of the EU co-investment

    is available for the core and inter-regional (comprehensive) railway network and
    railway stations upgrades. Co-funding is available by the EU cohesion funds—channelled
    through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF).

    A recent report found that missing cross-border railway links are “are often essential for the regional rail network and could have a significant European benefit, bringing border regions closer together and reducing regional disparities“. (Donat, 2020, p. 18)

    * Donat, L. (2020). Connecting Europe with a Rail Renaissance : Eight measures to revive the European rail system, Bonn, Berlin: Germanwatch, 36 p.

    Benefits

    What you may expect from the Alliance?

    Benefits

    What you may

    expect from the Alliance?

    Your company key benefits
    Better inter-country &
    international connectivity
    among regions in five countries.

    Everybody should have an option to travel to workplace sustainably, preferably by train. And there's no need why any manager should travel inside Slovenia or cross-border by car. Our proposal of three core and eleven inter-regional railway corridors will enable every worker and every manager to travel from east to west and south to north safely, comfortably and time efficiently. By train.

    Your city/municipality key benefits
    Automatised railway lines,
    multilevel railway crossings &
    inter-modal railway stations & stops.
    No more traffic jams in rush hours!

    Cities and municipalities will radically upgrade their railway stations & stops to enable inter-modality and therefore provide their citizens efficient and sustainable use of their stations. No more street traffic jams due to railway and street level crossings as all the core and all the inter-regional railway crossing will be secured and multi-leveled. 

    Economic chambers/NGOs/Development agencies
    Enabling radically
    better cross-border mobility.

    The economy needs workers to travel efficiently on daily basis. And workers need frequent and cost-efficient daily cross-border connections. We will secure an upgrade of all railway cross-border crossing according to railway infrastructure standards in European Union. That will enable new opportunities for railway operators and thus suitable frequency for railway cross-border connections.

    European perspective

    How presented

    plans & proposals

    relate with the regard

    to the Trans-European

    Transport Network (TEN-T)?

    The TEN-T policy is implementing a Europe-wide network of railway lines, roads, inland waterways, maritime shipping routes, ports, airports, and railroad terminals. It has the ultimate objective to close gaps, remove bottlenecks and technical barriers, as well as to strengthen social, economic, and territorial cohesion in the European Union (EU).

    The objective of the TEN-T policy is improved use of infrastructure, the reduced environmental impact of transport, enhanced energy efficiency, and increased safety. TEN-T is divided into two ‘layers’. 

    The Core Network includes the most important connections, linking the most important nodes, and is to be completed by 2030. The Comprehensive Network covers all European regions and is to be completed by 2050.

    Additionally, as part of the Green Deal and in order to decarbonize transport, the European Commission plans to reduce transport emissions by 55 percent by 2030 and to 90 percent by 2050. In order to get there and achieve the Paris agreement standard, EU provides funding for railway infrastructure also through the EU Cohesion Policy.

    In the Mobilitatis Omni institute, we have identified all cross-border railway missing links and connections in Slovenia and its all neighbouring border regions in Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy. Our analysis and plans are in accordance with the finding of the recent report Connecting Europe with a Rail Renaissance : Eight measures to revive the European rail system (Donat, 2020). 

    Not to forget, 2021 is the European Year of Rail. One more reason for companies, metropolitan regions, cities, and other municipalities to join the  Central European Alliance for Sustainable Mobility.

    We need, of course, to de-carbonize transport and make certain that we are delivering on the Paris agreement – by the year 2030 as indicated by our president von der Leyen, with the de-carbonisation of 55 per cent and 90 per cent by 2050. Herald Ruijters, Director at the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission
    European Coomission proposal to reduce transport emissions
    Transport emissions reduction by 2030
    55%
    Transport emissions reduction by 2050
    90%
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    Slovenia & border regions in
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