Preparation of study documentation for the modernization of the Oštarije – Knin section of the M604 Oštarije – Knin – Split railway line

The Oštarije – Knin section is a non-electrified single-track railway line of a total length of 224 km, known as the “Lika Line“. It is an integral part of the M604 Oštarije – Knin – Split international railway line. In Oštarije, it connects to RH2 Corridor, which is located on the Mediterranean Corridor of the Trans-European Transport Network. Within Croatia, this line section is very important because it connects two large geographical units – central and southern Croatia.

In order to connect the wider area of ​​Oštarije and Knin within this project, it is necessary to create variant concept designs of the route, project feasibility study, financial-economic analysis and study of environmental impact.

All developed variant solutions must also include technical solutions to connect to the existing rail network and the future planned network of railway lines.

The prepared study documentation will provide a basis for launching a public procurement procedure to prepare a preliminary design and other documentation required for obtaining location permits, and further for resolving property and legal relations, drafting a main design and obtaining building permits for works and supervision services.

The Grant Agreement for the preparation of study documentation of the modernization of this line section with a total value of HRK 19,015,475.25 and eligible costs of HRK 15,422,297.75, of which the EU co-finances HRK 13,108,953.08, was signed on December 17, 2018, by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, the Central Finance and Contracting Agency for EU Programs and Projects (SAFU) and HŽ Infrastruktura. The expected total duration of the project is 35 months after signing the contract. The project is co-financed by the European Union from the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion from the Cohesion Fund (, with 85 per cent eligible costs and by the Government of the Republic of Croatia with 15 per cent.

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