Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Severe cold affects public transport

A SEVERE cold snap stunned Bratislava residents on January 23, with temperatures of -14 to -18 degrees Celsius causing traffic problems in the Slovak capital. Public transport was well behind schedule, with the diesel fuel in bus tanks freezing in the chill.

The lowest temperature around the country, -28.4 degrees Celsius, was recorded in the village of Liesek (Žilina region). According to meteorologist Ladislav Murín, this is the lowest temperature recorded so far this year.

Arctic temperatures and strong winds also affected public transport in other towns, and delayed both train and bus service.

Slovakia's passenger train operator ŽSSK reported delays of several hours in rail services on Monday due to the weather. Express trains setting off in the morning were several hours behind schedule, while trains on short routes were 15-20 minutes late.

Compiled by Marta Ďurianová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Kuciak did not even have a computer as a child and he grew up to be an analyst

A village boy who angered Marian Kocner. A profile of Ján Kuciak, who recently received the White Crow award in memoriam.

Ján Kuciak

UPDATED: Lajčák considers resignation if the migration compact is rejected

The foreign affairs minister also admitted to some disputes with PM Robert Fico.

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

How to cope with waste

Slovakia lags behind in recycling and reducing waste, but examples of other countries, particularly the Netherlands, are helping Slovakia implement strategies to reduce waste.

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ended up at landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.

Europe might not be just an innocent victim

While real estate bubbles in the US, Greece and Spain were partial causes of global crisis, irresponsible lending was also rife in places you hear little about.