The international railway corridors' upgrade project in Slovakia calls for 73.2 billion Sk in investment by the year 2010. In the initial phase of the project, a 232-km track connecting Bratislava-Žilina-Čadca (near the Czech Republic and Poland) will be modernized at a cost of 20.5 billion Sk. Most of the funds will come from bank loans. After completion of the first stage, the speed along this section will increase to 160 km/hour, and transportation security and labor productivity will increase. Passenger output will increase from 1,109 passenger-units per km in 1995 to 1,285 by 2010, freight unit output will rise from 2,113 tons-km to 2,772.
28. Aug 1996 at 0:00 | From press reports of TASR and SITA