The construction has a linear character with the total length of 21.125 km; it comprises the track section between Zvolen and BanskáBystrica and connects to the electrified track between Šurany and Zvolen. Construction of the traction overhead lines is the main part of the project. Track electrification included reconstruction or construction of new heavy-current distributors, safety installations, notification equipment, a bridge over the Hron River, modifications of passenger and technical buildings of railway stations, as well as construction of new united operation buildings servicing these installations.
As regards the regional development, the construction has impact especially on the increase of railway line effectiveness interlinked with reduction of harmful effects of transport (reduction of emissions and noise), shortening of journey time (by eliminating the need to exchange locomotives in Zvolen), and it creates conditions for further investments- directly within railway transport (electrification of connected lines) or indirectly in the industry (establishment of new factories thanks to better transport infrastructure).
03. Material performance as on 30 September 2007:
The project was launched into a pilot operation on 10 December 2006, and on 12 January 2007 the line was officially put into service for passenger transport. The project was finished on 31 March 2007 and is fully operational.
04. Financial performance as on 30 September 2007:
Total withdrawn funds:
% withdrawn of the total financial allocation: 103.93%
05. Proposals and measures:
ŽSR submitted an application for increasing of the funds allocated within the Application for Non-repayable Financial Contribution amounting to SKK 42,961,078.