Railway Operators in the Slovak Republic


 ZSSK - Zeleznicná Spolocnost Slovensko, a.s.
 ZSSKC- Zeleznicná Spolocnost Cargo Slovakia, a.s.
 ZSR - Zeleznice Slovenskej Republiky

Network length, gauge and electrification (2006):

On 1 January 2002 the ZSR was split up. The "new" ZSR is now only responsible for the infrastructure. Trains were operated by the new company ZSSK - Zeleznicna Spolocnost Slovakia - with divisions for passenger trains (DOP), freight operation (DNP) and rolling stock (DZKV).
In January 2005 ZSSK was split in a passenger operating company ZSSK (Zeleznicná Spolocnost Slovensko, a.s.) and a freight operating company ZSSKC (Zeleznicná Spolocnost Cargo Slovakia, a.s.). Also the stock has been divided between the companies. The historic stock is owned by the Museum Documentary Center of ZSR.

In 2018 freight traffik of ZSSKC amounted 34.4 million tonnes, 3.6% less than in 2017.
In 2018 passenger traffic grew by 1.85% to 73.8 million passengers (33.65 billion passenger-km), of which 46.5 million were fare-paying passengers (+1.7%).

Websites: http://www.zssk.sk/, http://www.zscargo.sk/ and http://www.zsr.sk/

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 BTS - Bulk Transshipment Slovakia a.s.

Network length, gauge and electrification (2020):

BTS is a major international open-access freight company. It is a joint-venture of the Budamar Group and ZSCS. For international trains in Poland and the Czech Republic it cooperates with LokoRail and InterCargo.

Website: http://www.btslovakia.sk/

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 CRW - Central Railways a.s.

Network length, gauge and electrification (2013):

CRW is a new open-access freight and work train operator based in Kosice. The company is also licenced to operate trains in Hungary.

Website: http://www.crw.sk/

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 EXSK - Express Group, a.s.

Network length, gauge and electrification (2010):

Express Group (former Express Rail Slovakia) is a logistics provider that also runs open-access freight trains. They started with 1 modern leased locomotive in December 2010.

Website: http://www.expressgroup.sk/

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 IGR - IG Rail, sro

Network length, gauge and electrification (2020):

IG Rail was formerly known als SŽDS - Slovenská železnicná dopravná spolocnost a.s. It is an open-access freight company. Its current main traffic is semi-knocked down Skoda car kits from Mlada Boleslav and Kvasiny to Solomonovo(Ukraine). IG Rail is part of the Investex group.

Website: https://www.igrail.sk/

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 LRL - Lokorail a.s.

Network length, gauge and electrification (2010):

Lokorail runs open-access freight trains with second-hand and hired locomotives from CD Cargo (Czech Republic).

Website: http://www.lokorail.sk/

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 LTESK - Logistik a Transport Slovakia, s.r.l.

Network length, gauge and electrification (2006):

This company is a subsidiary of LTE Austria. It has started operation of open-access freight trains with its own locomotives in October 2006.

Website: https://www.lte-group.eu/

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 PSZ - Prvá Slovenská Zelezničná

Network length, gauge and electrification (2009):

PSZ operates open-access freight trains in cooperation with Hungarian private operator MMV.

Website: http://www.psz.sk/

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 RTI - Railtrans International

Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):

Another open-access freight operator using second-hand locomotives.

Website: http://www.railtrans.eu/

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 TLWSK - TransLog Wagon Levice

Network length, gauge and electrification (2017):

TransLog Wagon Levice is a subsidiary of road transport and freight forwarding company TransLog Slovakia. Their locomotives are available for lease to other operators.

Website: http://www.translog.sk/

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 VTGSK - Retrack Slovakia s.r.o. (former Carbo Rail)

Network length, gauge and electrification (2020):

In 2020 Retrack, the rail logistics company of freight car lease company VTG, has taken over Carbo Rail.
Carbo Rail was created in 2017 by merging the railway activities of Cargosped from the Czech Republic and Rail Sped from Slovakia. The first four own locomotives were aquired second-hand from CD Cargo.

Website: https://www.vtg.com/

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Last update: 01-04-2021