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Eastern Europe: Žilina, Slovakia – Information, information, information

Issue 6 2015  •  17 December 2015  •  Jan Šimko, Director of Transport, Dopravný podnik mesta Žiliny s.r.o. (DPMŽ)

Providing urban transport in the Slovakian town of Žilina and its surroundings is Dopravný podnik mesta Žiliny s.r.o. (DPMŽ). With its history dating back to 1949, the transport enterprise continues to grow and with future funding in the pipeline, Jan Šimko, Director of Transport, explores the importance of offering real-time information for passengers and expanding its trolleybus and bus routes…

Acquisitions in Slovakia reinforce Arriva’s presence in Central and Eastern Europe

Industry news  •  3 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Arriva has announced further growth into the Central and Eastern Europe bus market with the acquisition of two operators in Slovakia.

Intense investments to enhance the quality of services

Issue 6 2013  •  16 December 2013  •  Ján Počiatek, Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovakia

The debate about transport is always a complex one. Transport is such an integral part of our everyday life and we all consider ourselves experts – we think we know best which new road project should have priority, how the rail timetable should be improved, and we think we know the ideal system that should be implemented in the future. However, while our perceptions will differ, we all share the same goals – safer, faster and more comfortable ways of reaching our destinations. As Minister of Transport in Slovakia, it is a pleasure and an honour for me to have the opportunity to contribute to this debate on achieving our common goals, particularly at a time when public transport in Slovakia is facing historical changes.

The railways present the easiest means of introducing change in Slovakia as the Ministry is the sole owner of the largest public-service passenger transport company – Slovak Railways (ZSSK). To date, the introduction of the so-called clock-face scheduling timetable, commonly used in neighbouring countries, has probably been the most radical change we have brought to the railway system. I must admit, however, that some of the accompanying changes proved unpopular, notably concentrating traffic on routes offering adequate future passenger potential and investment returns. Another important step has been the higher budget allocation for public interest services, which will mean more trains on the Slovak railways than today. We expect the new timetables and more trains to result in higher volumes of services and, in particular, more passenger satisfaction with this ecological and safe means of transport.

Škoda Transportation win the tram tender in Bratislava

Industry news, News  •  19 July 2013  •  Škoda Transportation

Škoda Transportation signed the contract for the supply of trams for the Slovakian metropolis Bratislava…

Bombardier tram to be tested in the city of Bratislava

Industry news, News  •  30 May 2012  •  Bombardier

BOMBARDIER FLEXITY tram sets new standard in passenger comfort in the capital of Slovakia…

 

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