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Start of works for the Pragersko junction and railway station

Pragersko, Slovenija, 31. 8. 2021

On Tuesday, 31 August 2021, Jernej Vrtovec, Minister of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia and Ljiljana Herga, Director of Slovenian Directorate for Infrastructure, accompanied by Aleš Mihelič, State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure, and Janez Škrabec, Director of Riko, marked the start of work on the modernisation of the Pragersko junction. The event was also attended by Stane Mlakar,  Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Slovenska Bistrica, Matej Arnoš, President of the Municipality of Pragersko, Karmen Furman and Mirjan Senčar as MPs and Dejan Kurkovič from DRSI.  

Riko was awarded the contract for the implementation of the »Project for modernisation of the Pragersko junction and railway station« through a public tender in December 2018, and the contract for the execution of the works worth € 63.2 million was signed in 2019. After obtaining the building permit (May 2021), we started the preparatory works for the project in early summer 2021. The project will be completed in mid-2023.

As part of the upgrade of the Pragersko hub, the Pragersko railway station will be renovated and modernised. The platform will receive canopies, a new platform underpass with elevators will be built, and two parking lots will be installed. In addition, more than two kilometres of noise barriers will be built in the area of the station. 18 kilometres of track will be upgraded, 30 points will be replaced, as will the traction power network and signalling and safety equipment. A new underpass will be built under the railway line  to replace the current level crossing, increasing traffic flow and improving road and rail safety.

The project will improve the technical and technological parameters of the station and the junction, increase traffic safety, shorten the travel times of passenger and freight trains and reduce the negative impact on the environment.

The works will be carried out in cooperation with  SŽ ŽGP Ljubljana d.d.Tegrad d.o.o., Iskra d.o.o., Obrt-oprema d.o.o., IMP PROMONT (imp-pro-mont.si),  Mensel, d.o.o., in drugimi.