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Mobility and Transport

Three Trans-European corridors cross the Slovakian rail network:

  • Baltic - Adriatic corridor, between the Austrian and Polish borders, via Bratislava and Zilina.
  • Orient / East - Med corridor, between the Czech and Hungarian borders, via Bratislava.
  • Rhine - Danube corridor, with two branches; one crosses the north of the country between Czechia and Ukraine, via Zilina, while the southern branch goes from Vienna to Budapest via Bratislava.

Infrastructure Managers

ZSR (Zeleznice Slovenskej Republiky) is the national Infrastructure Manager of Slovakia, with the primary objective of managing and operating the Slovakian network. The network to be deployed in Slovakia has a part that belongs to the Core Network Corridors and consists of more than 700 km.

Information regarding the Slovak network and its features can be found at:

National implementation plan

The Slovakian National Implementation Plan (NIP) was delivered in 2017. It is compliant with the ERTMS European Deployment Plan with some exceptions, such as the Devinska Nova Ves-Kuty and Lanzhot-Kuty sections, which are delayed until 2030; the Zilina node is also delayed (until 2023).

According to the Slovakian NIP:

  • The entire network will be equipped with ERTMS Level 2, except for the Bratislava - Trenčín – Puchov and Zilina – Trenčín lines, which will be equipped with ERTMS Level 1.
  • Slovakia will replace LS with ETCS Level 2, with the exception of the Zilina-Cadca and ETCS Level 1 lines.

National Implementation Plans (NIP) country by country

National Safety Authority

URZD (Railway Regulatory Authority) is the NSA of Slovakia. It is a state administration body and is the railway track safety authority.