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A New Hinterland Rail Link for the Port of Koper?

Review of Risks and Delivery Options
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The Port of Koper, Slovenia’s single port, is growing and its throughput will likely exceed the capacity of its existing single track railway link in the future. A second railway line has been in the planning for more than a decade. But at an estimated cost of EUR 1.4 billion it is a costly project. The Ministry of Infrastructure asked the ITF to present a view on the project’s risks in relation to demand, its costs, the overall economics of the scheme and the possibilities for partial private financing.

The study reviews the adequacy of existing cost estimates and demand forecasts and evaluates different PPP options against traditional procurement. It also investigates potential options to buy time and presents a financial and economic evaluation of the main alternatives available to the Ministry.

This report is part of the International Transport Forum’s Case-Specific Policy Analysis series. These are topical studies on specific issues carried out by the ITF in agreement with local institutions.