Slovakia to electrify line to Humenne in the east

Humenné train station. Credit: Vojtěch Dočkal / Wikimedia CommonsHumenné train station. Credit: Vojtěch Dočkal / Wikimedia Commons

At the same time, the line will be upgraded to 120 km/h.

The network of electrified lines in Slovakia is to grow by another 33.5 kilometers. Railways of the Slovak Republic (ZSR) announced a public tender for the electrification and modernization of the Banovce nad Ondavou – Humenne line. The single-track line will be made faster as well.

According to the project, a 3 kV DC traction system will be installed. The construction will be financed from the European Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF). “The modern line will enable the deployment of modern trains and units, reducing journey time and providing passengers with more comfort,” said State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic Jaroslav Kmet.

The contract is divided into three parts, all of which will include signaling equipment replacement. Speed will be increased to 120 km/h in most sections. The train station in Michalovce will undergo refurbishment. The estimated cost is EUR 170 million.

Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.

Tagy Banovce nad Ondavou – Humenne line Railways of the Slovak Republic ZSR
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