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Mapping the customer journey of rail passengers in CEE: online and on board

Mapping the customer journey of rail passengers in CEE. On line and on board

Companies in the travel, transportation, and hospitality industry are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s in IoT, being among the main investors in connecting people, smart devices and systems, with the aim of delivering value to customers by providing them with even more personalised experiences. Within this industry, the …

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Slovakian Railways tests Huawei Wi-Fi solution

Slovak Railways tests Huawei Wi-Fi solution

Slovakian national passenger operator ZSSK has launched a pilot project for the deployment of  Wi-Fi technology in up to 20 passenger coaches servicing international routes. After the quality evaluation of the new technology in operation ZSSK plans to announce a tender for the installation of new Wi-Fi technology in other 200 railway passenger …

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Czech Republic takes first step to create European hyperloop connecting to Slovakia

Czech Republic takes first step to create European hyperloop connecting to Slovakia

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop™ system for the city with a focus on connecting Brno and Bratislava, Slovakia, with which HTT already holds a …

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Eurovia to modernise Košice tramway infrastructure

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Eurovia, the VINCI subsidiary specialising in transport infrastructure and urban development, has been awarded the eight works packages of the second phase of the modernisation of the tramway in Košice, Slovakia’s second largest city. Worth almost €80 million, this new contract follows on from the first phase of works, completed …

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ŽSR signs major rail infrastructure modernisation contract

Modernisation of Púchov – Žilina rail line, for speeds up to 160 km / hr., II. stage (section Považská Teplá – Žilina)

Slovak rail infrastructure manager ŽSR has signed a contract with Nimnica Association for the project Modernisation of railway line Púchov – Žilina for maximum track speed of 160 km/h, section Púchov – Považská Teplá. The value of the contract is EUR 365 million (excluding VAT), one of the largest projects of ŽSR. Nimnica Association is formed …

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Bratislava rail node feasibility study contract signed

Slovak rail infrastructure manager signs feasibility study contract for Bratislava rail node

The Slovak rail infrastructure manager ŽSR has signed with Bratislava Node local consortium a EUR 1.3 million contract to undertake a feasibility study for Bratislava rail node.  The four companies involved in the consortium are: Reming Consult, Sudop Praha, Prodex Bratislava and Dopravoprojekt.  The study could be co-financed under the 2014 -2020 Operational Programme Integrated Infrastructure (Priority axis 1 – Railway …

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Slovakian Railways to invest EUR 332 million in modernising its network in 2016

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The total volume of investments in modernising Slovakia’s rail network will amount to EUR 332 million in 2016. Rail infrastructure manager ŽSR will continue the modernisation of Dolný – Hričov – Žilina and Zlatovce – Trenčianska Teplá rail sections and will start works on Púchov – Považská Teplá, for speeds up to 160 …

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Slovak Railways plans EUR 40m new freight intermodal terminal

Slovak Railways plans EUR 40m new freight intermodal terminal

Slovak Railways (ZSR) has launched a tender for the construction of a freight intermodal terminal in Nitra-Sever Business Park. Lužianky Intermodal Transport Terminal (TIP Lužianky) will be located in the northwestern part of the industrial park and is scheduled for commissioning in 2018.  The new freight terminal will feature four – 700 meters and two – 750 meters long tracks. The …

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Central European countries launch proposal for new rail freight corridor

Central European countries launch proposal for new rail freight corridor

The transport ministers of Poland, Slovakia and Hungary have signed a letter of intent to establish rail freight corridor no 11.  The document underlines the importance of high quality rail freight services on the Amber Road, the ancient trade route for the transfer of amber from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean. The new rail freight …

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Slovakia: RegioJet to increase passenger numbers by up to 30% in 2016

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The largest private rail operator in Slovakia, RegioJet has transported 3.68 million passengers in 2015. For this year the company expects an increase in the number of passengers transported by up to 30%. According to RegioJet owner, Radim Jancura, the operator runs approximately 2.6 percent of all trains in Slovakia. Last year RegioJet registered a 19% …

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