Tatra rack railway needs repair

Its operation will be suspended for more than half year.

(Source: TASR)

Anyone who has not taken the opportunity to enjoy a ride on the Tatra rack railway will now have to wait a while because on July 6 its operation was halted for six months. However, the shut down is for a good reason.

Tatras travel guide: A fresh take on the stunning soul of Slovakia.Tatras travel guide: A fresh take on the stunning soul of Slovakia. (Source: Spectacular Slovakia)

Slovak Railways (ŽSR) have started a complex reconstruction of the Tatra rack railway between the stations of Štrba and Štrbské Pleso. Work will last until February 6, 2021.

The infrastructure of the rack railway is tens of years old and needs repair, said Tomáš Kováč, spokesperson of the Railway Company Slovakia (ZSSK).

“We are aware that this limitation will cause complications for visitors to the High Tatras in the coming summer and winter seasons, but viewing it in the long term, this reconstruction was needed to ensure the increase of the capacity of the railway and it will allow the operation of our new Swiss hybrid units to be gradually introduced without problems,” said Filip Hlubocký, managing director of ZSSK, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

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