LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), May 18 (SeeNews) - A consortium led by Slovenia's Kolektor CPG started the construction of Beka tunnel on the second track of the Divaca-Koper railway line, state-run project company 2TDK said.
On the northern side of the tunnel, in the Glinscica valley, excavation works are already underway, 2TDK said in a statement last week.
In the coming weeks, work will also begin on the excavation of the service pipe, 2TDK said.
The 6 km Beka tunnel will be the second longest on the second track of the Divaca-Koper railway line and will connect to the Glinscica viaduct, the Slovenian project company noted.
The consortium comprising Kolektor CPG and Turkey's Yapi Merkezi and Ozaltin, will have to complete the works on about 37,000 metres of tunnels by 2024.
The second track of the railway should be built in 2025, and the line should be opened in 2026.