A high-speed Bratislava-Paris rail connection is a historic opportunity that must be taken, Bratislava Region President Pavol Frešo said on Monday, April 4, while dismissing information that the European Commission had put a stop to a project entitled TEN–T 17, the TASR newswire reported.
"We must now strive to make sure that the railway corridor will indeed cross Bratislava and won't give us a miss by going through another city," said Frešo, who held consultations regarding the venture in Brussels late last week.
TEN–T 17 is aimed at revamping the railroad connection into high-speed route covering 1,500 kilometres from France while traversing Germany, Austria and ending in Bratislava. It would serve both passenger and freight transport.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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5. Apr 2011 at 10:00