Topic: Slovakia

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
ZSSK type 671 double-deck train, source: Wikipedia

Slovak operator ZSSK doubles online ticket sales

Slovak national rail operator Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK) improves the index of online ticket sales. In just a year, the figure was doubled. The main contribution to this was made by the company’s mobile application. To...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ZSSK type 813 train, source: Ukrainian Railway (UZ)

Slovakia launches new train to Ukraine

Slovak national passenger operator ZSSK has launched a new train connection to Ukraine. In around four hours, the railbus delivers passengers from Košice, the second largest city in Slovakia, to Mukachevo, an important railway junction...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko