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  • Karawanks tunnel (Photo Toma Bacic) (19)
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    Karawanken tunnel reopened

    2021-08-02T14:14:00Z

    EUROPE: Cross-border rail services have resumed on the Villach – Ljubljana route between Austria and Slovenia, following the completion of a 10-month refurbishment of the Karawanken tunnel. Dating from 1906, the 7 975 m bore had been closed to all traffic from September ...

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    Central & Eastern Europe: Rail at heart of recovery package

    2021-07-29T09:25:00Z

    Railways across central and eastern Europe stand to benefit as member states submit their national post-Covid recovery plans to the EU in order to access temporary stimulus funds. Toma Bačić provides a snapshot of proposals from five countries. 

  • Construction of the second line linking the port of Koper to the SŽ network at Divača was officially launched on May 5 by Minister of Infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec and representatives of state-owned project promoter 2TDK and the contractors.
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    Construction of second track to Koper launched

    2021-05-05T13:18:00Z

    SLOVENIA: Construction of the second line linking the port of Koper to the SŽ network at Divača was officially launched on May 5 by Minister of Infrastructure Jernej Vrtovec and representatives of state-owned project promoter 2TDK and the contractors. The ceremony followed the signing on ...

  • The first Kočevje-bound passenger train since 1971 departed from Ljubljana station at 12.08 on January 3.
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    Passenger services return to Kočevje

    2021-01-21T05:00:00Z

    SLOVENIA: Passenger services have resumed on the Ljubljana – Kočevje line after a gap of nearly 50 years, following the completion of a €100m rehabilitation project to facilitate the operation of services to and from the capital The first Kočevje-bound passenger train ...

  • Slovenske Železnice and EP Logistic International have formed a strategic partnership to take over the state railway’s freight activities (Photo: Toma Bacic).
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    Slovenian rail freight joint venture targets the Balkans and beyond

    2020-12-22T12:09:00Z

    SLOVENIA: National railway holding company Slovenske Železnice and the EP Logistic International subsidiary of Praha-based energy, infrastructure and logistics group EP Holding have signed an investment and shareholder agreement to form a strategic partnership to take over the state railway’s freight activities. The parties are to ...

  • SŽ-Tovorni Promet freight train (Photo: Toma Bacic)
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    Private partner for Slovenia’s national rail freight operator

    2020-10-30T12:06:00Z

    SLOVENIA: The supervisory board of national railway holding company Slovenske Železnice has approved a strategic partnership between its freight division SŽ-Tovorni Promet and Praha-based European energy, infrastructure and logistics group EP Holding.

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

    2020-09-28T15:31:00Z

    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 ...

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    SŽ selects IVU.rail scheduling and dispatching platform

    2020-08-11T05:00:00Z

    SLOVENIA: National railway SŽ is to deploy IVU Traffic Technologies’ IVU.rail platform for the scheduling and dispatching of its passenger services by the end of this year. ‘Thanks to the integrated planning and scheduling of IVU.rail, we can now standardise many of our previously manual tasks ...

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    Akiem Astride tested in Croatia

    2020-06-30T08:37:00Z

    EUROPE: Hungarian freight operator CER Cargo has received certification to operate in Croatia using a modified Astride multi-system locomotive, which has been leased from Akiem for use on international services between Hungary and the ports of Koper and Rijeka.

  • The existing single-track line from the port of Koper to the main line at Divača is 44·3 km long (Photo: www.drugitir.si).
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    Koper Second Track loan signed

    2020-06-10T05:00:00Z

    Source: drugitir.si SLOVENIA: The state company 2TDK, formed to construct the new alignment which will provide a second track between the port of Koper and the main line at Divača, has signed a €112·5m long-term loan agreement with banking group NLB. The loan signed on ...

  • SŽ's first Stadler diesel multiple-unit arrives (Photo: Uroš Kobale)
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    First Stadler multiple-unit arrives in Slovenia

    2020-03-13T12:07:00Z

    Source: Uroš Kobale SLOVENIA: The first of 52 Stadler multiple-units ordered by national operator SŽ arrived in Slovenia on March 11. On April 17 2018 SŽ placed an initial order worth €170m for 11 four-car Stadler Flirt 160 km/h electric multiple-units equipped for 3 kV ...