All Slovakia articles – Page 2

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    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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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    VTG acquires majority stake in Carbo Rail


    SLOVAKIA: VTG Rail Logistics has strengthened its presence in central Europe with the signing of a deal to acquire a majority stake in Carbo Rail, subject to regulatory approval. VTG Rail Logistics will take responsibility for the operational management and strategic development of Bratislava-based Carbo Rail, which ...

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    TransContainer drops Dobrá intermodal gateway


    SLOVAKIA: Russian intermodal operator TransContainer has decided to close its Slovakian subsidiary and end its lease on the Dobrá intermodal terminal five years early.

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    ŽSSK unveils RegioPanter EMU


    SLOVAKIA: The first of 25 Class 660 RegioPanter electric multiple-units which national passenger operator ŽSSK ordered from a consortium of Škoda Transportation and local partner ŽOS Trnava in March 2018 was unveiled on February 6. The order comprises 13 three-car EMUs with a capacity of 247 seated ...