Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Košice Region disagrees with broad-gauge rail extension to Bratislava

A proposal to complete a Russian-style broad-gauged railway and move its terminal to Bratislava instead of Kosice has not found support among Košice Region administration.

However, Transport Minister Ľubomír Vážny and the head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yanukin signed a memorandum on the extension of the broad-gauged railway to Bratislava during his visit to Moscow on May 4.

"This would mean that Kosice Region's last advantage against Bratislava would also go to the capital," Košice Region Governor Zdenko Trebula said on May 13.

Trebula said it would be better to increase the capacity of the border railway station in Čierna nad Tisou, where there are currently capacities to transfer and reload goods onto a western-gauge rail line. This option would also make more jobs for the Košice Region.

According to the Košice Region administration’s spokesperson Zuzana Bobríková, the region is working on the Global Logistic Industrial Park project and the construction of a broad-gauge rail terminal in Košice will add to the project.

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

Top stories

12 places where you can see the works of one of the best medieval wood carvers Photo

The works of the renowned Master Paul are not limited just to Levoča.

St Geirge Curch in Spišská Sobota

Heatwaves to continue in Slovakia over the following days

More than 40 people collapsed due to hot weather on Thursday.

Jourová: Fico not fully informed on all EC’s activities on double standards

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will meet with Fico to discuss double quality standards of foods on July 27 in Brussels.

European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Věra Jourová

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava Video

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between July 21 and July 30, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.