Contracting Authority: GEOSTROY LANTANIA, a Company established under the Obligations and Contracts Act
The project, which is an intersection of part of the trans-European and main national transport axes, aims at the construction of a competitive railway infrastructure that meets the EU challenges for the development of a comprehensive trans-European transport network consisting of infrastructure for rail transport, inland waterways, road, sea and air transport, thus ensuring the better functioning of the internal market and strengthening economic and social cohesion.
Plovdiv Railway Junction is part of the Orient/East-Med Corridor, which connects the North, Baltic, Black and Mediterranean Seas, thus optimising the use of the ports and maritime highways concerned. It includes the River Elbe as an inland waterway and will improve multimodal connections between Northern Germany, the Czech Republic, the Pannonian region and South-Eastern Europe. The corridor continues across the Mediterranean from Greece to Cyprus. The junction is the crossing point of the lines Sofia – Svilengrad (1st railway line), Plovdiv – Burgas (8th railway line), Filipovo – Panagyurishte (81st railway line) and Filipovo – Karlovo (82nd railway line). The scope of the project includes design and construction and installation works for the modernisation of the railway track, facilities (including underpasses, overpasses and passenger gangways), catenary and signalling and telecommunication systems along Plovdiv-Krumovo and Plovdiv-Skutare railway sections, including Plovdiv Shunting Yard, Krumovo and Skutare stations and Trakia junction station. During the implementation of the planned modernisation works of the signalling and telecommunication systems, the Route-Relay Centralisation (RRC) at Skutare and Trakia will be replaced by a Route Computer Centralisation (RCC) with LED signals, axle counters and new point machines, new main and backup power supply.