State trains carried 77 million passengers

In 2019, the railway company Slovensko, as (ZSSK) carried a total of 77.36 million passengers.

Compared to 2018, it was more by 4.8%, or 3.55 million persons. Of the total number transported, 47.8 million were paying passengers (share 61.8%), which means a year-on-year increase of 2.8%. How the national train passenger informed in a press release on Thursday, 29.56 million (38.2%) of passengers entitled to free transport, their number compared to 2018 was higher by 8.3%.

“Slovak trains are undoubtedly increasingly popular. Of course, trains and the railways still have many, even very serious, problems from the past, but the numbers are not lying – we have more and more passengers who are willing to to pay for their trip, “said the chairman of the board and the CEO ZSSK Filip Hlubocký. According to him, this is best seen with IC trains, which they run for the full commercial price of tickets, their frequency varies from 2017 has not changed and is growing every year along with other routes.

“It is clear that this growth is not possible without further investment infinitely. With the increased interest of passengers, he can no longer hold his breath either our fleet renewal, although its pace is historic maxims, “Hlubocký pointed out. In order for ZSSK to carry more passengers in the comfort of the 21st century, it needs much faster, more permeable, more modern lines so that it can “spin” its trains quickly. “In such a way In this case, we can eliminate up to 30% of our oldest locomotives and wagons, or we need to dramatically increase investment in the purchase of modern trains, etc. outside the Eurofunds. Honestly, I am in favor of a significant increase in investment infrastructure that will help all carriers, not just us, “ said Hlubocký. According to him, a long-term development plan is needed railway infrastructure for at least ten years.

ZSSK is currently carrying out the largest vehicle renewal in history park. Between 2016 and 2022, a total of 255 new or were added modernized vehicles, of which 80 pieces are traction rail vehicles and 175 pieces of passenger cars. Another important investment of the company is construction of three technical and hygienic maintenance centers by the end of the year In 2021 they will grow up in Nové Zámky, Zvolen and Humenné. National carrier promises from the project to increase the quality of cleaning, maintenance, technical inspections and minor repairs of trainsets under better conditions than nowadays. It will be possible in technical-hygienic maintenance centers wash vehicles even at sub-zero temperatures.

In interstate transport, ZSSK traveled to and from the states last year neighboring Slovakia 4.85 million passengers, which is more year-on-year by 12.8%. The most frequent was transport to and from Austria (more than two millions of passengers with a growth of 9.5%), as well as to and from the Czech Republic (1.8 million people, an increase of 4.3%). In domestic transport ZSSK transported a total of 21 million between individual self-governing regions passengers. People in Bratislava used the most railway transport region (16.2 million passengers), Žilina region (6.7 million) and Prešov Region (6.3 million). On the lines of the Tatra electric railway and cog railway company transported 3.5 million in 2019 people, which was 19.5% more year-on-year.

In domestic long-distance transport, the route was the most used Bratislava – Košice. It was the most in suburban and regional transport passengers on Bratislava Hl. st. – Leopoldov, Bratislava – Nové Zámky and Košice – Lipany. From paying passengers who have ZSSK customer account, last year the most trips were made by a man, together 427 times. This was followed by a woman who completed four hundred trips in 2019. Last year, ZSSK also transported more than 178,000 bicycles (an increase of 8.4%), as well as 58.7 thousand dogs (more by 3.4%), or 20.7 thousand vehicles (growth o 1.4%).

In 2019, the railway company Slovensko, as (ZSSK) carried a total of 77.36 million passengers.

Compared to 2018, it was more by 4.8%, or 3.55 million persons. Of the total number transported, 47.8 million were paying passengers (share 61.8%), which means a year-on-year increase of 2.8%. How the national train passenger informed in a press release on Thursday, 29.56 million (38.2%) of passengers entitled to free transport, their number compared to 2018 was higher by 8.3%.

“Slovak trains are undoubtedly increasingly popular. Of course, trains and the railways still have many, even very serious, problems from the past, but the numbers are not lying – we have more and more passengers who are willing to to pay for their trip, “said the chairman of the board and the CEO ZSSK Filip Hlubocký. According to him, this is best seen with IC trains, which they run for the full commercial price of tickets, their frequency varies from 2017 has not changed and is growing every year along with other routes.

“It is clear that this growth is not possible without further investment infinitely. With the increased interest of passengers, he can no longer hold his breath either our fleet renewal, although its pace is historic maxims, “Hlubocký pointed out. In order for ZSSK to carry more passengers in the comfort of the 21st century, it needs much faster, more permeable, more modern lines so that it can “spin” its trains quickly. “In such a way In this case, we can eliminate up to 30% of our oldest locomotives and wagons, or we need to dramatically increase investment in the purchase of modern trains, etc. outside the Eurofunds. Honestly, I am in favor of a significant increase in investment infrastructure that will help all carriers, not just us, “ said Hlubocký. According to him, a long-term development plan is needed railway infrastructure for at least ten years.

ZSSK is currently carrying out the largest vehicle renewal in history park. Between 2016 and 2022, a total of 255 new or were added modernized vehicles, of which 80 pieces are traction rail vehicles and 175 pieces of passenger cars. Another important investment of the company is construction of three technical and hygienic maintenance centers by the end of the year In 2021 they will grow up in Nové Zámky, Zvolen and Humenné. National carrier promises from the project to increase the quality of cleaning, maintenance, technical inspections and minor repairs of trainsets under better conditions than nowadays. It will be possible in technical-hygienic maintenance centers wash vehicles even at sub-zero temperatures.

In interstate transport, ZSSK traveled to and from the states last year neighboring Slovakia 4.85 million passengers, which is more year-on-year by 12.8%. The most frequent was transport to and from Austria (more than two millions of passengers with a growth of 9.5%), as well as to and from the Czech Republic (1.8 million people, an increase of 4.3%). In domestic transport ZSSK transported a total of 21 million between individual self-governing regions passengers. People in Bratislava used the most railway transport region (16.2 million passengers), Žilina region (6.7 million) and Prešov Region (6.3 million). On the lines of the Tatra electric railway and cog railway company transported 3.5 million in 2019 people, which was 19.5% more year-on-year.

In domestic long-distance transport, the route was the most used Bratislava – Košice. It was the most in suburban and regional transport passengers on Bratislava Hl. st. – Leopoldov, Bratislava – Nové Zámky and Košice – Lipany. From paying passengers who have ZSSK customer account, last year the most trips were made by a man, together 427 times. This was followed by a woman who completed four hundred trips in 2019. Last year, ZSSK also transported more than 178,000 bicycles (an increase of 8.4%), as well as 58.7 thousand dogs (more by 3.4%), or 20.7 thousand vehicles (growth o 1.4%).