Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

New rail terminal planned for Nitra

The reason for the project is to increase the share of railway transport on the market.

(Source: Sme)

THE NITRA-North industrial park, where the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker will operate, will get a new terminal for intermodal transport, sometime in early 2018.

The terminal is to be used by all companies which operate, or will operate, in the Nitra industrial park. The project includes six rails, building a fortified surface for storage of goods, and building a new connecting rail from the Lužianky railway station.

The tender was announced by the railway operator ŽSR in late 2015; the price of the order is expected to amount to €48 million, ŽSR spokeswoman Martina Pavliková informed the TASR newswire. ŽSR will finance the construction from its own resources.

The reason for the project is to increase the share of railway transport on the market, as an environmentally acceptable form of transport. Apart from using the free, unused capacity of the ŽSR rail network, the new terminal should also help ease the road network and help manage current and expected future transports.

In total 80 percent of the transport for the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker – which will launch production in Nitra in 2018 – will be carried via railway transport.

The region in and around Leopoldov (Trnava Region) is one of the four prospective geographic areas in Slovakia for securing the servicing of a catchment area with intermodal transport. The new railway terminal in the Nitra industrial park will be operated as a public one. Currently, more than 20 firms operate in the Nitra-North park, and with the arrival of Jaguar, more sub-contractors are expected to arrive.

Topic: Transport


Top stories

New legislation orders firms to disclose salaries in job offers

HR experts see it as a good idea in a bad form

Illustrative stock photo

Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia Video

New interior minister is criticised for her close relationship with Robert Kaliňák.

Denisa Saková

Spring jazz days bring jazz, R&B and soul from all over the world Video

Estonian, Israeli and US musicians join forces in the spring edition of Bratislava Jazz Days.

Ester Rada

Women in IT should not be taboo

Girls still have too few idols who have achieved success in the IT sector.

Girls are lured to study IT.