The strike on Czech railways on June 16 also affected rail freight transport in Slovakia, with cargo trains scheduled to go to the Czech Republic being sidelined, the TASR newswire reported.
Slovak Railways (ŽSR), which administers Slovakia's rail infrastructure, reported that 21 cargo trains were prevented from operating due to the nation-wide strike by Czech railway workers.
"That accounts for some 25,000 tonnes of goods, mostly coal and ore," TASR was told by Monika Schmidtová from state-owned rail ZSSK Cargo. The financial damage is still only being calculated, Schmidtová said.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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20. Jun 2011 at 14:00