Fewer IC trains in Slovakia


Fewer IC trains in Slovakia

18. 01. 2016 14:15

State run intercity trains ceased their operation after 22 years on Sunday. For the past four years, this kind of service had been run as a commercial product independent from state sources as of 2012. Nevertheless, they were a losing venture with a €3.3 million loss in 2012 and €1.15 mil in 2015. As of Monday, passengers can travel from Bratislava, west Slovakia, to Košice in the east of Slovakia via 6 intercity trains from the private rail company Regiojet. The state-run IC wagons will now operate as fast trains. The state owned Železničná spoločnosť operates 16 of them.

Source: RTVS

Martina Šimkovičová, Photo: TASR

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