Public passenger railway transport in Slovakia has more than a 160-year history and long has been the basis for transporting people and goods. At the technical level it currently lags far behind developed countries, and is losing its competitive advanages. In terms of railway infrastructure, Slovakia’s network is relatively dense, with its main weaknesses being low speed limits on its track, sections that have not been electrified and insufficient technology for smooth transport of freight and passengers. This unfavorable situation has gradually been improving, mainly due to EU funds.
Since Slovakia’s accession to the European Union, more than 121 km of railway lines have been upgraded and through EU funds new suburban and regional trains are being purchased. After successfully completing several projects aimed at the reconstruction of rolling stock, more than 50 percent of regional transport lines are utilizing new or modernised trains.
€ 1,185,966,346 has been allocated for modernisation of railway infrastructure and rolling stock upgrading for this transport mode of the Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure. Other funds are designated for public transport.
Rail transport is covered by three priority axes:
An additional hundreds of millions of euros in other European funds (European Structural Investment Funds) has been allocated for the modernisation of railway infrastructure.
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