Border Crossings: Croatia - Slovenia

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Note: The Croatian and Slovenian railways were once part of the JŽ Yugoslav railways and have largely common operating systems. The two different electrification systems originate from Slovenia and part of Croatia having been Italian territory until 1945. Accordingly, FS 3kV dc electrification had reached Postojna and Rijeka by 1939. This system was used for further schemes in the area, despite 25kV being adopted as the Yugoslav standard.

(Lupoglav -) Buzet HŽ - Rakitovec SŽ (- Prešnica)

[D] SŽ normally works to Buzet. In the summer a cross border working runs through to Pula - some of the time from/to Ljubljana and at other times as a connection at Hrpelje-Kozina. See Slovenia route Rakitovec - Buzet (Croatia).

(Rijeka -) Šapjane HŽ - Ilirska Bistrica SŽ (- Pivka)

[E] SŽ works to Šapjane. There are no longer any trains starting or terminating at Ilirska Bistrica, which were worked by HŽ throughout.

(Karlovac -) Kamanje HŽ - Rosalnice SŽ (- Metlika)

[D] HŽ works to Metlika. The service was withdrawn on 9 December 2012 but reinstated on 15 December 2013.From 10 December 2017 No trains from Karlovac continue past Bubnjarci, leaving a 1km gap to Rosalnice from where a very limited service crosses the border to Metlika.

(Zagreb -) Savski Marof HŽ - Dobova SŽ (- Zidani Most)

[E*] HŽ works to Dobova. The change in electrification system here pre-dates the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.

Kumrovec HŽ - Zelenjak SŽ and Zelenjak SŽ - Klanjec HŽ

[D] This route passed through a part of Slovenian territory between each of these pairs of stations. HŽ trains between Savski Marof and Kumrovec ceased from June 2001. Passenger services restarted between Savski Marof and Harmica in 2008 but the remainder of the line has been lifted throughout. Although a meeting of the chief executives of SŽ and HŽ with local politicians in March 2011 expressed a strong interest in the re-introduction of rail traffic, nothing more has occurred.

Kumrovec HŽ - Imeno SŽ (- Stranje)

[D] There was a passenger service between Zagreb and Celje via this line, in most cases with a change of train at Kumrovec, but subsequent to the break up of Yugoslavia the service over this cross-border section was withdrawn. HŽ trains between Savski Marof and Kumrovec ceased from June 2001. Passenger services restarted between Savski Marof and Harmica in 2008 but the remainder of the line is closed and lifted at the Harmica end at least. However, a meeting of the chief executives of SŽ and HŽ with local politicians in March 2011 expressed a strong interest in the re-introduction of rail traffic.

(Zabok -) Đurmanec HŽ - Sveti Rok ob Sotli SŽ (- Rogatec - Stranje)

[D] SŽ works to Đurmanec. The cross-border section closed in 1994 owing to the poor condition of the infrastructure and the problems of managing the border crossing following independence and, at least in part, was probably lifted. The line has now reopened and passenger services resumed on 14 December 2014.

Note that a short industrial branch from Rogatec station crosses the river into Croatia.

(Čakovec -) Macinec HŽ - Središče SŽ (- Ormož)

[D] SŽ works to Čakovec. The cross-border Macinec to Središče section closed to passenger services from 11 December 2010 but reopened on 14 December 2014.

(Čakovec -) Mursko Središće HŽ - Lendava SŽ

[D] This isolated section within Slovenia is worked by HŽ. The passenger service between Mursko Središće and Lendava was withdrawn subsequent to the break up of Yugoslavia but reinstated from 14 December 2014. There is also freight traffic.

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