Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Rail company ŽSR says it is not to blame for Polomka crash

Based on its completed inquiries, the state operated rail company ŽSR on March 30 rejected any degree of blame for an accident that took place on February 21 in which 12 people aboard a bus were killed when the vehicle collided with a regional train on a rail crossing near Polomka in Banská Bystrica region, according to the TASR newswire.

Based on its completed inquiries, the state operated rail company ŽSR on March 30 rejected any degree of blame for an accident that took place on February 21 in which 12 people aboard a bus were killed when the vehicle collided with a regional train on a rail crossing near Polomka in Banská Bystrica region, according to the TASR newswire.

After a month-long internal probe, ŽSR spokeswoman Martina Pavlíková told TASR that the driver of the 46-tonne train observed all rail traffic rules and did not contribute to the tragedy in any way.

Despite the investigation finding that the crossing was in compliance with the regulations at the time of the accident, ŽSR decided to now install signal lights at the crossing because of the extent of the tragedy.

According to her statement, ŽSR put the total damage to the train from the accident at €138,000 and the damage to the bus set at €16,500. TASR

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

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.