Topic: Slovakia

More RegioJet trains between Prague and Rijeka

RegioJet extended its train services between Croatian coastal city of Rijeka and Prague, Bratislava or other cities to a daily frequency. Every day trains depart in both directions from Prague and Rijeka offering direct connection...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel

Slovakia upgrades rack railway in High Tatras

Slovak rail infrastructure manager Železnice Slovenskej republiky (ŽSR) has started the reconstruction of the Štrbské Pleso – Štrba rack railway in the High Tatras. The works will carry out by early February 2021. Afterwards, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
VR FleetCare, source: Atte Mäläskä/VR Group

Positive trend for women in rail sector

Women account for 21.41 per cent of the railway staff in Europe. Such a conclusion has been made by the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF)...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Coronavirus impact on railways: 18 March

RailTech continues to cover the influence of coronavirus on the European rail sector. Below you can find some highlights of Wednesday, 18 March. The updates from Tuesday, 17 March, are available here.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Siemens trains, source: Siemens

European operators suspend international trains

The further spread of coronavirus in Europe force the governments to take more measures including the closure of borders. This directly impacts on the railway operators that are suspending their international trains. It is a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Passengers board PKP Intercity train, source: PKP Intercity

How European railways react to coronavirus

While European airlines cancel their flights to Italy and other countries, railway operators try to keep up the work as normal as possible. However, the international train traffic to and from Italy has been suspended....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ZSSK washing facility in Vrútky

New washing facility for Slovak trains

Slovak national railway operator ZSSK is finalising the modernisation of its oldest depot at the Vrútky junction, close to the city of Žilina. The project includes the installation of a new washing facility. ZSSK invested...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB unveils major infrastructure projects

ÖBB-Infrastruktur, the infrastructure division of Austrian Federal Railways, has outlined several priorities for the current year. Its main focus will be devoted to the eastern part of Austria. The company plans to invest around 670...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Leo Express diesel train for regional service in the Ústí nad Orlicí District

Czech private operators will enter regional lines

After several years of successful operations on the mainline between Prague and Ostrava, two major Czech private railway operators are preparing to enter the country’s regional lines. On 15 December 2019, Leo Express will launch...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Open-access operators focus on double-decker trains

Trying to compete with state-owned railway companies, the open-access operators are looking for new options to improve their service. One of the solutions is the use of double-decker trains. Two non-incumbent operators have such vehicles...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Female railworkers, source: Women in Rail

European rail sector requires more female employees

To address the lack of staff, the European rail sector should recruit more female employees. Therefore, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), representing railway sector employers, and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), representing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko