East with West
As the representative of the economy, cities and municipalities we will
re-establish the entire railway network in Slovenia, from East to West and vice versa.
Simultaneously we advocate re-opening of 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.
East with West
As the representative of the economy, cities and municipalities we will re-establish the entire railway network in Slovenia, from East to West and vice versa.
Simultaneously we advocate re-opening of 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.
Welcome to the Central-European Alliance for Sustainable Mobility
in five countries with cross-border railway lines
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, in the 21st century 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 seven out of ten railway border crossing on the Slovenian border with Italy, Austria and Hungary.
We advocate re-constructing missing links at the railway border crossing of Slovenia with our neighbours. That is why we have a plan to upgrade the current 1,207 km of the railway lines to 1,370 km of the railway lines.
What to expect
from the Alliance?
We offer railway and cycling infrastructure upgrade services based on membership in our Mobilitatis Omni institute to companies, cities and municipalities. At the same time we form partnerships with economic chambers, civic and regional institutions, and NGOs. We are more than willing to accept personal membership too.
Upgrade plan of railway lines network in Slovenia up to 2030
|1.207 kms of all railway lines =>||1.370 kms of all railway lines|
|333 kms of double-track lines =>||333 km of double-track lines + 156 kms new double-track lines = 489 kms of double-track lines|
|652 kms of single tracks + 222 kms of single tracks, electrified = 874s km of single tracks =>||652 kms of single tracks + 254 kms of single tracks, electrified = 906 kms of single tracks|
|167 kms of railways in upgrade/planning/intention =>||841 kms of railways in upgrade/planning/intention|
Your company key benefits
Better international connectivity among regions in five countries
There is 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 manager to travel from east to west and south-north safely and time efficiently. By train.
Your city/municipality key benefits
Automatised railway stations and stops with upgraded infrastructure crossings causing no more traffic jams
Cities and municipalities will radically upgrade their railway station to bring their citizens efficiently and sustainably to their stations. No more street traffic jams due to railway and street crossing as al the core- and most important inter-regional railway crossing will be upgraded.
Economic chamber/Civic/Regional institution/NGO key benefits
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 standards for railway in European Union. That will enable new opportunities for railway operators and thus frequency for railway cross-border connections.
Graphical Maps of the 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 from our 2021 graphical railway network map to the right and take a closer look at our proposal for the railway infrastructure upgrade up to 2030.
Why we need Alliance?
Because we need to upgrade existing railway infrastructure in Slovenia & re-open all railway border crossings with our neighbours.
percent of the EU co-investment
is available for the core and inter-regional (comprehensive) railway networks to be co-funded by the EU cohesion funds—channeled through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF).
SI+AT-HR-HU-IT Core & Inter-Regional Railway Corridor Proposals
Three Core & Eleven Inter-Regional
TEN-T Cross-Border Railway Corridors.
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At the end of the Second World War German Army mined several critical railway lines points—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 seven out of ten railway cross-border crossings with Austria, Hungary, and Italy and dismantled several others core and regional railway tracks after the Second World War.
Three out of seven reamaning cross-border railway 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 upgrade according to the common European Union (EU) standards. That is why we have designed three core Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) corridor proposals and eleven inter-regional (comprehensive) TEN-T railway corridor proposals.
Support your corridor
Explore the cross-border railway corridor proposals.
Choose your most important core and inter-regional railway corridor/s.
Support your corridor by becoming member or partner of the Mobilitatis Omni institute.
Explore and choose at least one of your favourite core railway corridor/s and your favourite inter-regional railway corridor/s.
Choose your corridor
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Mobilitatis Omni, Institute for Infrastructure Development and Sustainable Mobility of All
Plese 9a, 9000 Murska Sobota, Slovenia
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Background of the Alliance
What do we plan and propose 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.
In the Mobilitatis Omni institute, we have identified all cross-border railway missing links and connections in Slovenia and its all neighbouring countries–Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy. Our analysis and plan are in accordance with the finding of the recent report that sees cross-border missing links as “essential for the regional railway network and could have a significant European benefit, bringing border regions closer together and reducing regional disparities”.*
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, the EU provides funding for railway infrastructure also through EU Cohesion Policy. Co-finance rates are up to 85 percent. Funding is channeled through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF).
Lastly, not to forget, 2021 is the European Year of Rail. One more reason for your metropolitan region, city, and other municipalities to join the Central European Alliance for Sustainable Mobility.
* Donat, L. (2020). Connecting Europe with a Rail Renaissance : Eight measures to revive the European rail system, Bonn, Berlin: Germanwatch, p.36.
We need, of course, to de-carbonise 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