Implementation period: 04.2008-02.2009
Karnobat – Sindel railway line is part of the Pan-European Corridor No 8, the alignment is well prepared in terms of design.
Together with the rehabilitation of Pyce – Varna railway line, the section to Karnobat can provide a faster connection to the south of the country. This, in turn, is a prerequisite for attracting additional cargo in the event of a tunnel under the Bosphorus. The construction of the railway line between Karnobat and Sindel started in 1981.
The contract was executed in the following stages:
Stage I – Preparation of a methodology and organisational programme for the implementation of the project, including a schedule for the implementation of the individual stages and phases.
Stage II – Preparation of a technical status analysis of the existing project.
Stage III – Preparation of a priority design programme by sections.
Stage IV – Preparation of a Cost-Benefit Analysis and Financial Efficiency Analysis of the project.
Stage V – Assessment of the feasibility of using PPPs.
Stage VI – Detailed designs by sections and elements of the railway track.
Stage VII – Preparation of the Final Report.
The total length of the section is 123 km. The study and design was comprehensive and included all parts of the infrastructure.