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    Reference: 20150313
    Release date: 29 March 2016

    Promoter – Financial Intermediary




    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.).


    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)

    EUR 24 million

    Total cost (Approximate amount)

    EUR 124 million

    Environmental aspects

    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


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The information and data provided on this page are therefore indicative.
    They are provided for transparency purposes only and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Related tags

    Slovenia Transport