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Mayors in Upper Nitra association object to reduction in rail service

The Slovak state government, self-governing regional governments and the Slovak Railway Company should stop plans to reduce railway transport, according a statement made by the Council of the Association of Towns and Villages of the Upper Nitra Region. At their meeting in Handlová, the council called the latest news concerning selected rail-routes to be possibly discontinued to be "senseless punishment for Slovak citizens", as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The Slovak state government, self-governing regional governments and the Slovak Railway Company should stop plans to reduce railway transport, according a statement made by the Council of the Association of Towns and Villages of the Upper Nitra Region.

At their meeting in Handlová, the council called the latest news concerning selected rail-routes to be possibly discontinued to be "senseless punishment for Slovak citizens", as quoted by the TASR newswire.

"The activities of the Slovak Railway Company aimed at removing selected rail routes are disquieting," reads a statement signed by the mayors of Handlová, Bojnice, Nováky and some other villages in the Prievidza district of Trenčín Region, an area which they say would be badly affected by cancelling the remaining limited number of rail routes within the district.

The Upper Nitra mayors have warned that if the proposed reductions are introduced they will represent a severe blow to the local infrastructure. The list of planned route reductions was leaked to the media last week.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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