Passengers at Bratislava station.

SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager ŽSR has awarded Reming Consult a €427 650 contract to draw up plans for the modernisation of the cross-border bridge over the River Morava/March in preparation for the long-planned 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the 2·4 km single-track line from Devínska Nová Ves in Slovakia to Marchegg in Austria.

Modernisation of this route to permit 140 km/h operation is due to be completed in December 2023, after which the line would become the fastest rail connection between Bratislava and Wien, the EU’s closest capitals.

ÖBB completed 15 kV 16·7 Hz electrification and part double-tracking of the Gänserndorf – Marchegg section of the corridor in December 2020.