The project is divided into two parts, both are financed from European funds.
Railways of the Slovak Republic (ZSR) are starting to modernize another part of the corridor from the Czech–Slovak state border towards Zilina. A contract for modernization of the Cadca – state border stretch was signed yesterday. After the completion of the stretch at the border, the line should also be modernized between Krasno nad Kysucou and Cadca, completing the stretch from the border to Zilina. This will speed up the Ostrava–Zilina connection.
The contract worth EUR 65.8 million was awarded to the Zdruzenie Kysuce consortium of TSS Grade and Vahostav-SK. The stretch will be upgraded to 120 km/h, the overhead line will be replaced, noise barriers built and new signaling equipment installed. The project includes the relocation and renewal of the Svrcinovec stop. It should be ready within 25 months.
The modernized stretch is 4.9 km long and is part of two trans-European railway corridors. The project is divided into two parts, both are financed from European funds: the Cadca–Svrcinovec stop stretch (2.7 km) from the CEF financial instrument, the stretch on the state border from the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure.