There has been a huge amount of construction going on along the TEN Axis 23 (Baltic - Adriatic Corridor) in recent years:
In Poland, the central line Gdansk - Mazowiecki - Zawierci is being rebuilt between Warsaw and Katowice. Speeds of up to 160 km/h are already possible (on completion of the project: 250km/h).
In the Czech Republic, work is ongoing on the line between Petrovice and Breclav to achieve maximum speeds of 160km/h.
In Slovakia, the upgrade of the existing track from Bratislava towards Zelina is progressing speedily. The electrification of the whole line in the cross- border area between Katowice and Zilina has already been completed.
In Austria, two key projects along the corridor are currently under construction: the new central station for Vienna and the Koralmbahn line.
Commissioning of the first phases of the Koralmbahn project: Graz Puntigam - Werndorf (Phase 1 of Graz - Werndorf); upgrade to dual-track line Althofen - Klagenfurt (Phase 1)
Infrastructure for the Werndorf Terminal, Administrative Order No. 338/1997
Commissioning order for the power supply to the line, Administrative Order No. 307/1999
Commissioning of building work on the stretch from Graz main station - Graz/Puntigam, Administrative Order No. 306/2001
Werndorf - Weitendorf (construction work); Weitendorf - Wettmanstätten (construction work); Blaiburger Schleife (construction work); complete planning process, compulsory purchase orders and exploratory measures for the Koralm Tunnel, Administrative Order No. 150/2002
St- Andrä/Lav. - Aich: preparatory works (construction work); Aich - Althofen/Drau (construction work) and planning work for stretch of the Graz eastern railway to Raaba; commissioning of the construction of the complete line section, Administrative Order No. 411/2002
Construction work has been taking place on the first phase of the 33 km long Koralm Tunnel, the centrepiece of the whole line, since the end of 2008.
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