Ljubljana, 20 September (STA) - The government decided on Thursday to launch preparations for upgrading the rail link between Ljubljana and the Austrian border at Jesenice, including a new section that would connect to the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport.
The government appointed a working group tasked with drawing up a national spatial plan upgrading the 80 km link between Ljubljana and the border to allow for 160 km/h travel (120 km/h on certain sections).
A new 20 km single-track section would be added, running between Kranj and the airport.
The airport currently has poor public transportation connections. There are hourly buses to Kranj and Ljubljana, but the majority of passengers rely on taxis and shared vans.
The government did not put a figure on the project, but similar plans by the previous government estimated the cost at just over a billion euros.