Cabinet transfers properties for intermodal terminal in Plovdiv
Bulgaria’s cabinet approved on May 20 the transfer of 11 000 sq m of land to the National Railway Infrastructure Company that will be part of an intermodal transport terminal in the Plovdiv region.
The intermodal terminal project has a budget of more than 13 million leva.
Funding is coming from the EU’s Regional Development Fund, via the Transport 2007 – 2013 Operational Programme, with national co-financing from the state.
Construction began in June 2014 and is scheduled for completion in December 2015.
The intermodal transport terminal is being built in the area of the T Kableshkov railway station, part of the Plovdiv railway network. It will include facilities for lorries, storage for containers, an administrative building, customs control and warehouse and parking for cars.
The contractor is Trace Group Holding and construction supervision is being carried out by Rubicon-Test.
The aim of the project is to develop intermodal transport facilities and the development of railway infrastructure in line with EU policy, and is intended to improve the quality of transport services in Bulgaria. The idea is to reduce costs for transport companies and thus for end-users.