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ZSSK to get dozens of new trains

PASSENGER railway carrier Železničná Spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK) will receive nearly €170 million to purchase new trains, to be used on regional tracks in western and eastern Slovakia, the SITA newswire reported.

PASSENGER railway carrier Železničná Spoločnosť Slovensko (ZSSK) will receive nearly €170 million to purchase new trains, to be used on regional tracks in western and eastern Slovakia, the SITA newswire reported.

The Nové Vlaky II project is financed through the EU operational programme Transport, with 85 percent of the money being paid from cohesion funds and the remaining 15 percent from the state budget.

Within the project, the state-owned ZSSK should procure 29 new trains during 2015, specifically nine double-system electric trains from the Czech Škoda Vagónka Ostrava company for €86.6 million, and 20 diesel engine trains from the Slovak company ŽOS Vrútky, for €78 million, the SITA newswire reported.

Other projects, involving buses and trams, look likely to be approved soon, including tram tracks to the Petržalka district, which looks set for approval by this autumn.

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