The Koralm railway Graz – Klagenfurt is one of the key projects of the Baltic – Adriatic axis. It connects emerging economic regions of new EU member states with important economic areas in Austria and Northern Italy, whereby the connection to the Upper Adriatic ports plays an important role. With the Koralm Railway, a new double-track, electrified line is being built over a distance of around 130 kilometres, which will directly connect the cities of Graz and Klagenfurt, among others. The “Bf. Lavanttal” and “Bf. Weststeiermark” stations in Groß St. Florian are planned as new, high-ranking stops. In addition to the construction of station buildings incl. The construction of maintenance facilities – so-called ASC support points – is also planned for the front zones and development buildings.
The contract for the building construction of both stations was won by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH, while Thomas Lorenz ZT GmbH was entrusted with the static-constructive processing. The 1st construction phase at West Styria station started in 2017, and both stations are scheduled to be operational in 2024.