One of the slowest and most badly organised forms of transport in Croatia is about to receive a much-needed shot in the arm as new investment is planned. Croatia’s railway system has for years been the poor cousin of the country’s infrastructure links, when billion were invested into the motorway connections, new airports and ports the railways have become somewhat forgotten.
However, the government has announced a new project of investment. Oleg Butkovic, the transport minister, has said that a massive €3.5 billion would be put into construction and maintenance over the following decade.
“The transport strategy has recognised the potential of the Zagreb-Rijeka railway line for freight transport," commented the minister. Adding that "the European Commission too has recognised the potential of railway freight transport and has financed the construction of several railway lines in Croatia."