Six commercial banks issue binding offers to co-finance the second track between Divača and Koper.
According to media writings, six commercial banks responded with binding offers to co-finance the second track between Divača and Koper after the project company 2TDK invited 15 banks to submit their offers back in April. The maturity of the loan offer submitted ranges between 20 and 30 years. However, the names of the banks have not been revealed.
As a reminder, the project itself is expected to be finalized by 2026, however certain delays have already occurred. To aid the financing of the project, the Port of Koper pays a monthly fee of EUR 0.5m. Note that the project is of vital importance for the port of Koper as it would significantly boost the port’s throughput capacities, since the existing single-track Koper – Divača line is the only railway connection between the port and the hinterland. The line was constructed in the early 1960’s following the development of the port and is currently used for both freight and passenger transport. Due to the lack of systematic modernisation of the railway and increasing freight, maintenance costs of the railway line are significant.