The 2013 National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic underlines the necessary to increase the quality and capacity of rail transport which is utilised less than road transport, the document also highlights the country’s preparations for the next generation of programmes in 2014-2020.
In accordance with the intentions of the European policy to relieve congested road infrastructure by shifting traffic to railways, massive investments into the modernisation of railway corridors are underway. Launched in 2010 with support from EU funds, the rolling stock renewal project of the Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko railway company for suburban and interregional public rail transport should be completed. In total, approximately one fifth of trains operated in regional and suburban rail transport will be replaced. The next three years should see the completion of modernisation works at roughly 60 km of railroads, with modernisation works commencing at an additional 67 km of railroads.
Source* 2013 National Reform Programme of the Slovak Republic