Železnice Slovenskej republiky

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Železnice Slovenskej republiky ŽSR

legal form Public company
founding 1993
Seat Bratislava , Slovakia
management Štefan Hlinka ( CEO ),
Jozef Beliš (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Branch railroad
Website http://www.zsr.sk

The Železnice Slovenskej republiky (German "Railways of the Slovak Republic"), short name ŽSR , are a railway infrastructure company in Slovakia . This state railway company was created as a result of the division of the former Czechoslovakia in 1993 from part of the Czechoslovak State Railways (ČSD). In 2002, passenger and freight transport was spun off to the newly established Železničná spoločnosť, as (ZSSK). Since then, the ŽSR have only been a railway infrastructure company.

The ŽSR operate the entire rail network in Slovakia. Some peculiarities can be observed: In addition to the standard gauge network, there are also sections in Russian broad-gauge and some narrow-gauge railways (see list of timetable routes in Slovakia ). In addition, the electrified lines are operated with two different power systems (3 kV direct current and 25 kV 50 Hz alternating current).

Rail infrastructure

Mapa zeleznicnych trati ZSR ENG.png

The rail infrastructure in Slovakia is owned by the Slovak state. There are currently no plans to sell the rail infrastructure. The share of the railways in the modal split was very high in all countries of the Eastern Bloc during the communist era , around 60–80% in Slovakia. After the fall of the Iron Curtain , the volume of goods carried fell to a third. Due to the competition policy of the European Union, the former state railway company in Slovakia was separated into the sub-areas of infrastructure and operation in 2005. The ŽSR are 100 percent owned by the Slovak state.

The ŽSR calculate the highest rates for the use of the infrastructure in a European comparison. The charges for using the train paths at the ŽSR depend on the length of the route covered, the weight of the train and the route category of the train path.

References and comments

  1. ^ Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) GmbH / FA: Z. Institute for Management, Market and Media Information GmbH / OWC-Verlag für Aussenwirtschaft GmbH / Rödl & Partner GbR, auditors, tax consultants, lawyers (2005): Medium - and Eastern Europe Perspectives Yearbook 2005/2006, Frankfurt 2005.
  2. Archived copy ( Memento of the original from October 15, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (As of September 13, 2007). @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.zscargo.sk
  3. http://www.zsr.sk (as of July 18, 2007).

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