Faster rail travel in northern #Slovakia thanks to #CohesionPolicy

| June 26, 2019

The Cohesion Fund invests almost €285.5 million for faster rail travel in northern Slovakia, on the railway line between the cities of Žilina and Púchov, near the border with Czechia on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The EU-funded project will upgrade the section of the line between Púchov and Považská Teplá so that trains can travel up to 160 km/h.

The EU will also fund the construction of two tunnels, three largebridges and the refurbishment of two railway stations at Považská Teplá and Považská Bystrica. Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu said: “The EU is funding a better rail network in the region of Trenčín. Thanks to this investment, passengerswill enjoy increased safety and comfort on the line and faster connections to other Slovak regions and to Czechia. Because this project promotes clean mobility in the region, inhabitants will also ultimately benefit from better air quality.”

The project should be completed at the end of 2021. The EU is investing almost €3.5 billion in transport and energy networks in Slovakia under the 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy.

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