Regional Broadband Infrastructure Development

Mediterranean Corridor (Rail CVc): Track Overhaul of Bosanski Šamac - Sarajevo Railway Line, Sections Doboj - Maglaj and Jelina - Zenica

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Project Financing

WBIF Grant WB5-BIH-TRA-14 € 1,000,000
EIB Loan € 86,000,000
Other Sources Other Sources € 41,800,000
Total € 128,800,000
Total Grants € 1,000,000
Total Loans € 86,000,000

Project Description

Corridor V is one of the ten Trans-European corridors in Central and Eastern Europe prioritised for investment at the 1997 Helsinki Conference. One section going through Bosnia and Herzegovina, Branch C, belongs to the regional core transport network developed by the South East European Transport Observatory (SEETO). Branch C goes from Budapest, through Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, to the port of Ploce on the Adriatic Sea.

This project concerns the rehabilitation of  Doboj-Maglaj (23.5 km double track) and Jelina-Zenica (9 km single track) sections on Corridor Vc. The WBIF has allocated a €1 million EU grant to review the feasibility study as well as prepare the main designs and tender documents for both sections. Grant activities were completed by the Infrastructure Project Facility 2 in April 2014. 

The option chosen by the feasibility study has been to bring the line back to its original design speed (80-100 km/h) and, where possible, to 120 km/h, without re-alignment.  Rehabilitation works would include new track and switches in stations, bridges, culverts, slopes, signalling and interlocking mechanisms at stations and level crossings. The introduction of the European Rail Traffic Management System has also been considered.

For further information, please see: Bosnia and Herzegovina Railways Public Corporation 

Results and Benefits

  • Increase of speed (to projected speed) on this section in combination with signalling improvement would increase the capacity of the line, reduce the transportation costs and enable faster connections with neighbouring countries
  • the railway transportation with such characteristics shall reduce the transport of freight by roads on this corridor that shall contribute to environmental protection and more comfortable journeys for railway passengers
  • strategically, this corridor shall no longer be a bottleneck in connecting of Central and South-Eastern Europe with ports at the Adriatic sea
  • Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Code: PRJ-BIH-TRA-007
  • Sector: Transport
  • Monitor IFI: EIB
  • Status: Preparation
  • Beneficiary: Bosnia and Herzegovina Railways Public Corporat...
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