Ersek: We Cannot Resist Railway Transport Liberalisation

Slovakia cannot resist railway transport's liberalisation, whether anyone likes it or not, Transport and Construction Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) said while addressing participants at a conference called Current Challenges in Regional Passenger Rail Transport, held in Bratislava on Thursday.

Dissatisfied Taxi Drivers Envisage More Protests Unless Authorities Act

Bratislava, April 11 (TASR) - If the authorities don't take action, the number of protests by taxi drivers in Bratislava will increase and a mass transport strike might follow as well, stated Matej Krampl,...

Transport Ministry Wants to Resume Train Service to Rajka and Gyor

The Transport and Construction Ministry, led by Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid), plans to resume the train service between Bratislava and the Hungarian towns of Rajka and Gyor as of December in order to improve the transport connection between the two neighbouring regions, TASR learnt on Friday.

Demonstrators Block Road to Poland to Make Case for Motorway

Protesters blocked the I/11 road between Zilina and the border with Poland on Tuesday in a second protest demanding the speedy completion of the D3 motorway, TASR learnt later in the day.

Pellegrini: 2021 Might Be Year of Self-driving Cars

Tel Aviv, January 31 (TASR-correspondent) - The year 2021 could be the year of fully autonomous cars operated by artificial intelligence, stated Slovak Vice-premier for Investments and Informatisation Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD) in his speech...

State-Run ZSSK Introduces Three New IC Trains to Kosice, Scraps One

State-run rail passenger carrier Zeleznicna Spolocnost Slovensko (ZSSK) will introduce three pairs of new InterCity (IC) trains on the Bratislava-Kosice route as of February, ZSSK economic director Patrik Horny told a news conference in Bratislava on Thursday.

Construction of D3-motorway Stretch in Kysuce Launched in Cadca

Cadca, January 24 (TASR) - The construction of a D3 motorway section in the Kysuce area was launched on Tuesday by tapping the foundation stone in the centre of the town of Cadca (Zilina...

Navigation on Danube River between Bratislava and Gabcikovo Halted

Navigation on the Danube River between Bratislava and the Gabcikovo Waterworks has been halted due to unfavourable weather and ice floes, Transport and Construction Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) told a news conference on Saturday.

Ersek and RegioJet Don’t Agree, Latter Dropping Bratislava-Kosice Route

Bratislava, January 11 (TASR) - The Transport and Construction Ministry didn't come to an agreement with private carrier RegioJet at its meeting on Wednesday, and the Czech company will therefore stop serving the Bratislava-Kosice...

Trencin and Ruzomberok Mayors Ask Minister for IC Train Stops

Trencin mayor Richard Rybnicek is sending an open letter to Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) requesting that he should reconsider the decision to stop providing Trencin and the towns of Ruzomberok and Liptovsky Mikulas (Zilina region) with the state-run InterCity (IC) train service, TASR learnt on Thursday.

Danko: RegioJet Should Seek Culprit for Failing Business in Own Ranks

Bratislava, January 5 (TASR) - Reintroducing state-run company ZSSK's InterCity trains on the Bratislava-Kosice route has created healthy competition in Slovakia, as private carrier RegioJet previously had an absolute monopoly on this route, stated...

First Resumed IC Train Sets Out on Journey from Bratislava to Kosice

The InterCity (IC) train service has been resumed on the route between Bratislava and Kosice less than one year after it was scrapped, with the first train being dispatched from the Slovak capital at 9.47 a.m. on Sunday.

Slovakia to Modernise Locks at Gabcikovo Partly via EU Grant

Bratislava, November 8 (TASR) - Water transport on the Danube River will be smoother and safer, as the Transport, Construction and Regional Development Ministry has obtained a European grant worth €123 million for reconstructing...

Parliament Approves Ban on Unathorised Train Patrols

Only the police or people assigned to the task by railway network operators or carriers will be able to keep tabs on public order on trains and at railway stations as of February, as MPs passed a respective bill by 98 votes on Tuesday.

Construction of Bratislava Bypass Officially Launched in Samorin

Bratislava, October 24 (TASR) - The construction of the Bratislava bypass, which will form part of the D4 motorway and R7 expressway, has been officially launched, with Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Arpad...

Cretu: I Feel Proud When I See How EU Money Helps Improve Lives

Bratislava, September 16 (TASR) - The Freedom Cycling Bridge - connecting the Bratislava borough of Devinska Nova Ves to the Austrian village of Schlosshof - is a place that thanks to EU funds has...

Cretu: Bratislava’s Old Bridge Is Symbol of Europe’s Unification

High-quality projects with delays are better than hasty ones with imperfections, said European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu in connection with the delay in completing the reconstruction of Bratislava's Old Bridge from European funds.

Public Transport Free of Charge during EU Summit in Bratislava

Bratislava, September 12 (TASR) – Public transport in Bratislava and the entire region will be free of charge during the informal EU summit this coming Friday, Bratislava mayor Ivo Nesrovnal announced at a press...

Part of Rail Bridge Collapses in High Tatras, Transport Put Off

High Tatras, August 5 (TASR) – The collapse of part of a rail bridge following a landslide on Friday has put a stop to rail transport between Vysne Hagy and Tatranska Polianka in the...

Demand for Regional Bus Transport Down by 45 percent in 2006-12

Bratislava, August 1 (TASR) – Slovakia's economic growth over the past decade has led to a steep increase in the number of cars owned by private individuals, at the same time resulting in a...