Release date: 29 March 2016
Promoter – Financial IntermediaryREPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
Installation of GSM-R digital radio communication system on the entire public railway infrastructure network of the Republic of Slovenia
The project concerns the installation of a GSM-R system on essentially the entire public railway infrastructure network of the Republic of Slovenia (approximately 960 km). The EU technical specifications of interoperability specify the use of a GSM-R system as the telecommunication component of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). With GSM-R, trans-border interoperability and reliability of telecommunications are enhanced, security systems can be interconnected, operational safety is increased through better communication management, and other devices can be installed that enhance the attractiveness of rail travel (electronic ticketing, passenger information systems, Wi-Fi, etc.).
- Transport - Transportation and storage
Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
EUR 24 million
Total cost (Approximate amount)
EUR 124 million
All environmental issues have been adequately addressed. Works fall outside the scope of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (2011/92/EU). Even though EIA was not mandatory for the project, the promoter undertook a non-statutory EIA. Some parts of the project are located in or close to Natura 2000 sites; the competent authorities stated that no significant adverse impact is expected.
Procurement of the main contracts has been finalised. The promoter is subject to and has followed EU procurement procedures including publication in the Official Journal of the EU. Under these conditions, the procurement procedures followed by the promoter are suitable for the project and acceptable to the Bank.
Approved - 23/11/2015
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