Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Railway traffic stopped between Trenčín and Nové Mesto nad Váhom

On a busy day over the Easter period, Maundy Thursday, railway traffic bringing passengers from all over Slovakia to their families was suspended.

Railroad switch, illustrative stock photo(Source: Sme - Ján Krošlák)

On the rail section between the cities of Trenčín and Nové Mesto nad Váhom, a damaged railroad switch stopped traffic on April 13 morning. A train damaged it when it suddenly – without a known reason – crossed the semaphore in the Stop position in the Trenčín – Zlatovce station, deputy spokesperson of the ŽSR state railway company, Ivana Popluhárová, informed the TASR newswire.

The cause of the accident is being investigated and passengers were offered substitute transport by buses, Popluhárová informed. “ŽSR apologises to all passengers for the complications caused by the accident,” she added.

Preliminary estimates saw normal traffic as being renewed in the afternoon; traffic was returned to normal operation around 13:30.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

We will not allow Ján and Martina to be forgotten

Statement from Slovak journalists half a year after the murder of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová

Illustrative stock photo

Yuri Dojc: I did not want to live under occupation

Slovakia is not even close to what I remember from my life here, says the Canadian-Slovak photographer.

Yuri Dojc today: "A reflection of an older man in the mirror with glimpse of an attractive woman , who is my wife"

Our emigrants’ stories: lessons in humanity

Slovaks who fled the 1968 occupation tell us what it means to be a refugee.

Pictures from The Gift pantomime show. Milan Sladek wrote it in the Swedish Goteborg in 1969 as a metaphor of Czechoslovakia's cohabitation with the Soviet Union.

We were on the run, but we were welcomed Photo

Slovak-Swiss writer Irena Brežná was forced to emigrate but found a way to fill her life with meaning in a foreign land.

Irena Brežná arrives to Switzerland.