Upgrading Slovakia's railway system with EU funds
The European Commission has approved an investment of EUR 84.3 million from the cohesion fund to upgrade a key railway line in the region around Trencin in western Slovakia. The Bratislava – Zilina railway line running through this region is part of the EU's core TEN-T railway network.
The 8.9 km long section of the railway line between Belusa and Puchov will be modernised in order to make it faster and safer. Slovakia has been allocated approximately EUR 11.7 billion in total cohesion policy funding for 2007-2013 and EUR 14 billion for 2014-2020. (ben)