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EIB approves loan for GSM-R installation on Slovenia’s public rail infrastructure network

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a loan for the installation of GSM-R digital radio communication system on the entire public railway infrastructure network of Slovenia. The value of the loan was not disclosed. The project concerns the installation of a GSM-R system on essentially the entire public railway infrastructure network …

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Company for the construction of Divaca–Koper Second Railway Track established

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The Slovenian Government has adopted a decision on establishing a special purpose company for the construction Divača–Koper second railway track. The new company will act as an internal operator carrying out all activities necessary for the implementation of the Divača–Koper Second Railway Track project, and will later assume the management role …

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Slovenia’s national rail freight operator in search for strategic partner

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Slovenia’s National Assembly voted today in favor of amending the railway company act in order to allow the entry of a strategic partner SŽ Tovorni promet, the freight transport division of the Slovenian Railways. This amendment allows a maximum of up to 50 percent minus one share in the subsidiaries of SZ to be …

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Pilot reefer block train to Northern Europe via Slovenia’s Port of Koper

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A  pilot container trial train with reefer cargo, mostly fruits and vegetables, left the Port of Koper towards Rotterdam for the final delivery on north European markets, on Saturday, 5th of March. The activity is part of the EU project Fresh Food Corridors (FFC). The cargo, which belongs to major Israeli exporters, has reached …

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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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Czech companies invited to join Slovenia’s Koper-Divaca rail project

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Slovenian Minister of Infrastructure,  Peter Gašperšič has presented the opportunities of Koper-Divača rail project implementation to his Czech counterpart Dan Ťok. During the bilateral meeting that took place in Prague, Gašperšič stressed that the construction of the second track between Divača and Koper will establish the appropriate railway corridor connections with Central and Eastern Europe. After failing to …

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Slovenian Railways to purchase five diesel locomotives

Slovenian Railways to purchase five diesel locomotives

Slovenian Railways (Slovenske železnice, d. o. o., SZ ) plans to purchase for five diesel locomotives. The company is working on the project documentation and the tender will be launched this autumn. SZ passenger subsidiary, SŽ-Potniški promet, d. o. o. has a fleet of 108 multiple units (38 electric and 70 diesel), 12 locomotives (8 …

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Slovenian Railways makes profit for third year in a row

Slovenian Railways makes profit for third year in a row

Slovenian Railways has made a profit for the third year in a row. The group registered a net profit of EUR 14.4 million and an operating income of EUR 557.2 million, up by 10% compared to 2013.  The growth in operating income was mostly due to higher revenues from freight transport, SŽ-Tovorni transporting last year nearly …

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Alpine crossing railway tunnel projects to be completed within the next 15 years

On 19 and 20 March 2015, Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc met in Innsbruck with the Transport Ministers of the seven Alpine States – Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to discuss the development of transport solutions across the Alpine region. The Commissioner and the Ministers confirmed their joint …

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Slovenia: Construction of Koper – Divaca second railway track could be financed via Public-Private Partnership

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The Slovenian government coalition partners have discussed the possibility of financing the construction of Koper – Divača second railway track under a public-private partnership (PPP). The Minister of Infrastructure, Peter Gašperšič said that the government is looking into different options for a public-private partnership, including concession, which would allow the construction of the EUR 1,4 billion …

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