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  • Bratislava tramway expansion (1)
    Metro Report International

    Work underway on Petržalka tram extension


    SLOVAKIA: Work is underway on the development of a new tram line to serve Bratislava’s largest housing estate, with opening anticipated by the end of 2023. Located on the south side of the River Danube, Petržalka is home to more than 100 000 inhabitants. It is ...

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    Double-deck EMU contract signed


    SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has signed a contract for preferred bidder Stadler to supply four six-car Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units for use on regional lines in western and central Slovakia from the end of 2023. The 160 km/h six-car 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs will be ...

  • Bratislava Skoda tram
    Metro Report International

    Bratislava orders trams


    SLOVAKIA: Bratislava transport operator DPB has awarded Škoda Transportation two contracts to supply 30 single-ended and 10 double-ended trams for its metre gauge network. The city already operates 30 bidirectional ForCity Smart Plus trams designated Type 30T supplied by Škoda in 2014-15 and 30 unidirectional variants ...

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    ZSSK selects Škoda to supply more regional EMUs


    SLOVAKIA: National passenger operator ZSSK has awarded a consortium of Škoda Transportation and ŽOS Trnava a contract to supply a further nine three-car Panter dual-voltage electric multiple-units.

  • Bratislava (Photo Vladimír Ješko, Pixabay)

    Stadler beats Škoda in Slovak EMU tender


    SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has selected Stadler Rail for a €77m EU co-funded contract to supply double-deck electric multiple-units to operate regional services around Bratislava. The four six-car 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs are to be built by Stadler’s Polish plant at Siedlce. Around 4% ...

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    Metro Report International

    Preferred bidder for Košice tram contract


    SLOVAKIA: Košice operator DPMK has selected Pesa Bydgoszcz as preferred bidder for a coontract to supply up to 30 trams. The operator specified low-floor trams with doors on each side, and the Polish manufacturer offered a three-section design from its Twist family which would be ...

  • Bratislava (Photo Vladimír Ješko, Pixabay)

    Electrification contract awarded


    SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager ŽSR has awarded a consortium of Eltra and TSS Grade a contract to electrify a 20·6 km section of the Košice–Zvolen main line between Haniska pri Košiciach and Moldava nad Bodvou. The route will be energised at 3 kV DC but with provisdion ...

  • Čiernohronská Železnica has taken delivery of a fleet of electric railcars formerly used on Switzerland’s Waldenburgerbahn (Photo: Jakub Kothaj).

    Slovakian forest railway takes delivery of Swiss railcars


    SLOVAKIA: As part of ambitious plans to provide year-round passenger services on a 760 mm gauge former forestry railway, non-profit heritage organisation Čiernohronská Železnica has taken delivery of a fleet of electric railcars formerly used on Switzerland’s Waldenburgerbahn. The Čierny Hron valley revitalisation project, which has ...

  • Tatra Electric Railway 425.95 EMU (Photo: Honza Groh (Jagro), CC BY-SA 3.0)

    Tatra Electric Railway EMU modernisation


    SLOVAKIA: Following the delivery of five new Stadler Class 495.95 electric multiple-units for the metre-gauge Tatra Electric Railway network, ŽOS Vrútky has begun work to modernise the 15 older Class 425.95 GTW2/6 units which a consortium of Stadler, ŽOS Vrútky and Adtranz supplied in 2000–02 and 2006.

  • Passengers at Bratislava station.

    Cross-border line to be electrified


    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 ...

  • Bratislava (Photo: Vladimír Ješko/Pixabay)

    Operating contract tender cancelled after incumbent submits only bid


    SLOVAKIA: The Ministry of Transport has cancelled a public tender for the operation of passenger services on the 95 km Bratislava – Komárno line, after the only bidder was national passenger operator ZSSK which offered a price that far exceeded the ministry’s expectations. A direct award ...

  • RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia

    RegioJet extends Croatian summer holiday trains to Split


    EUROPE: RegioJet is to add the city of Split as a destination for its summer overnight trains between Praha and Croatia, building on the success of the Praha – Rijeka service which was launched last year and carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains. ...

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    ŽSSK fleet renewal plans


    SLOVAKIA: Several rolling stock renewal projects are being planned at national operator ŽSSK. This includes the procurement of 20 electric multiple-units for the Košice region, along with the modernisation of 35 coaches and procurement of 17 new coaches; modernisation of 15 Stadler EMUs for the Tatra electric ...

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    ZSSK and ÖBB to take over Bratislava – Komárno services


    SLOVAKIA: The Ministry of Transport & Construction has selected a partnership of state passenger operator ZSSK and Austrian Federal Railways to operate PSO supported services on the 95 km Bratislava – Dunajská Streda – Komárno line for two years from December 13. They will replace Czech company ...

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    RegioJet’s train to Croatia is a sell-out summer success


    EUROPE: Open access operator RegioJet’s summer service linking the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Croatia’s Adriatic coast carried more than 60 000 passengers on 120 trains during its first season of operation. RegioJet announced the summer-only overnight service on June 1, and 30 000 tickets had been ...

  • ZSSK EMU 405.953 works train Os8013 between Štrbské Pleso and Tatranský Lieskovec on July 5 2020, the last day of operation (Photo: Timo Gruchalák)

    Rack railway modernisation underway


    SLOVAKIA: Infrastructure manager ŽSR has launched a seven-month modernisation of the 4·75 km metre-gauge rack railway between Štrba and the winter sports town of Štrbské Pleso in the High Tatra mountains. All trains will be replaced by buses until February 6 2021. The work, which is being ...

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    Carbo Rail becomes Retrack Slovakia


    SLOVAKIA: VTG Rail Logistics has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in freight operator Carbo Rail following regulatory approval of the transaction which had been announced in February. Bratislava-based Carbo Rail was formed in November 2016 through the merger of Carbosped and Rail Sped, and now ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Free RIA webinar to showcase export opportunities in Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland


    EUROPE: The UK’s Department for International Trade and the Railway Industry Association have added a further event in June to their series of free webinars designed to assist British rail industry suppliers who are looking to win export business in Europe. The fourth event in the series ...

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    ZSSK Cargo introduces low-noise wagons


    SLOVAKIA: National freight operator ZSSK Cargo has been awarded a €512 000 grant from the EU’s Innovation & Networks Executive Agency to accelerate the retrofitting of its wagon fleet with composite brake blocks. Under a project launched in April 2019, a total of 2 752 wagons representing ...

  • sk Dobra freight terminal (1)

    ZSSK Cargo restarts freight services through Dobrá gateway


    SLOVAKIA: National freight operator ZSSK Cargo and its subsidiary Bulk Transshipment Slovakia operated their first intermodal block train through the Dobrá transhipment terminal on the Ukrainian border last month, having taken back management, marketing and operation of the facility at the beginning of the year. Russian ...