Project leader: Croatian Railway HŽ Infrastruktura Ltd.

High-Efficiency Railway Line Botovo Rijeka
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Estimated value of the project: EUR 4,732,000,000

Location: the railway on the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County territory that passes across the territory of several local self-government units – Ownership: state and private

Significance of the project

The Botovo – Zagreb – Rijeka High-Speed Rail and its connection to the European railways network has the purpose of ensuring competitive freight shipping services of appropriate quality from the Port of Rijeka. The connection with the EU high-speed railway network will also create enormous opportunities for passenger transport.

The project involves the following construction activities

Construction of the railway in four stages:
I. Botovo – Zagreb 90 km of the second gauge,
II. Zagreb Interchange 65 km of new bypass railway,
III. Zagreb – Rijeka 177.5 km of new railway,
IV. Rijeka Interchange 50 km of the gauge.

Realization model

Open negotiating options.

Developed documents

Physical planning documents:

  • Croatian Physical Planning Strategy and Program.


  • Traffic Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia, 1999,
  • Investment Project Preliminary Feasibility Study,
  • Environmental Study of section Zagreb – Drežnica,
  • Tunnel Aerodynamics Study,
  • The 2011 Integrated Physical and Traffic Study of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and the City of Rijeka.

Project documentation:

  • preliminary Construction Designs.


Tomislav Hozjan
HŽ infrastruktura Ltd.

Phone: +385 1 378 3440

Primorje-Gorski kotar County    Republic of Croatia



Primorje-Gorski Kotar County • Administrative Department of Regional Development, Infrastructure and Project Management
Adamićeva 10, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia • Phone: +385 51 351 900 • Fax: +385 51 351 909 • E-mail: • Web:

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