Client / State Enterprise 'National Railway Infrastructure Company'
Category / Construction and Installation Works, Design

Client: National Railway Infrastructure Company (State Enterprise)

Category: Construction and installation works, design

Project: Rehabilitation of the Railway Infrastructure along sections of the Plovdiv-Burgas Railway Line. Phase 2, Lot 2, Rehabilitation of the Skutare-Orizovo section (Lot 1) and the Straldzha-Tserkovski section

Managing Authority: Program and Project Coordination Directorate, Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications

Beneficiary: National Railway Infrastructure Company (State Enterprise)

Consultant: Eagis-ETP-ICG DZZD

Contractor: The SET DZZD Consortium of Salchev S.P.A. (Italy), DietsmannEnergoremont AD and Transgeo OOD


Project scope:

The project involved preparing detailed design drawings, dismantling, transporting, sorting and storing various materials from the existing railway track, rehabilitating the main ground base in order to achieve the designed load-bearing capacity, laying, ballasting and  leveling a new railway track, rehabilitating the catenary, installing boxes for  counting points, LEU and pre-sign indication boards, installing signaling equipment, switching on all the supply and control voltages to the installed facilities and testing and adjusting all the signaling equipment. Throughout the project implementation measures were taken to ensure the quality of surface and ground water in the area of the construction site were monitored and protected, vibration during construction was monitored, assessed and controlled, and all areas affected by the construction works were restored.

Project results:

The completion of the “ Rehabilitation of the Straldzha –Tserkovski Railway Section“ has contributed towards the Republic of Bulgaria’s fulfillment of its commitments to upgrading its railway infrastructure to EU Standards in compliance with EU policy and the sustainable development of the Trans-European transport networks. The rehabilitation of this 2096 meters of railway track has shortened the journey time between Plovdiv and Burgas by enabling trains to travel at 130 km per hour. By reducing the journey time, while at the same time improving safety and security, this project has contributed towards making using this rail route more attractive to both passengers and businesses with activities that involve the transportation of goods and materials.

The total cost of the project, including VAT, was BGN 4,547,978.99, co-funded by the EU Cohesion Fund, through the OP ‘Transport and Transport infrastructure’ 2014-2020.