This leg has disused track from Ljutomer to Gornja Radgona and a missing link, the border railway bridge over the river Mura. In Austria the line from Spielfeld-Straß to Bad Radkersburg is already planed for upgrade.
Upgrade proposal: Spielfeld-Straß–Bad Radkersburg– Gornja Radgona–Ljutomer
Speeds up to 120km/h
Multi level crossings
For the Radgona/ Radkersburg leg we propose complete electrification and re-construction of the border railway bridge over the Mura river. Additionally, we propose new connection of this leg with the line Pragersko–Hodoš through/via Lipovci.
Upgrade & specification
Leg specification and
and upgrade proposal background
Radgona/ Radkersburg Leg proposal re-enables railway connection of the cities of Gornja Radgona and Bad Radkerburg, that was broken at the end of the World War II. It would also re-enable the fourth railway border crossing between Slovenia and Austria.
This leg proposal ranges from Ljutomer to Gornja Radgona—with new track to Lipovci, where it would connect with Pragersko–Hodoš railway line and could as such serve as the second track of this line—and in Austria from Bad Radkersburg to Spielfeld-Straß, where it connects to the Austrian Southern Railway.
Crossing two countries this Comprehensive Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) proposal is connected with two core TEN-T Corridors:
- Mediterranean Corridor, Almería–Valencia/ Algeciras/ Madrid–Zaragoza/ Barcelona–Marseille–Lyon–Torino–Milano–Verona–Padova/ Venezia– Trieste/ Koper–Ljubljana–Budapest with leg Ljubljana/Rijeka–Zagreb–Budapest–Záhony (Hungarian-Ukranian border), established November 10th 2013; with
- Baltic–Adriatic Corridor, Swinoujscie/Gdynia-Katowice-Ostrava/Žilina-Bratislava/Vienna/Klagenfurt-Udine-Venice/Trieste/Bologna/Ravenna/Graz-Maribor-Ljubljana-Koper/Trieste; and with freight:
The Comprehesive TEN-T railway corridor cover all European regions and are expected to be completed by 2050.
European Union (EU) provides funding for railway infrastructure and railway terminals also through EU Cohesion Policy. The co-financing rate of EU grants is up to 85 percent. Funding is channelled through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund (CF).