Release date: 10 January 2012
Promoter – Financial Intermediary
Slovak Republic – Ministry of Transport
The project will modernise part of ZSSK rolling stock for suburban, regional and interregional public passenger railway transport, and consists of the purchase of 2 new locomotives and 32 new train sets, as well as the refurbishment of 10 existing locomotives to make them compatible with the newly purchased train sets.
The project, with the acquisition of new trains, will improve the quality of public transport service in terms of speed, comfort and reliability and will increase the attractiveness of public transport, thus contributing to reduce reliance on private cars and the negative impact of transport on the environment and thereby contributing to tackling climate change.
Under Framework Loan.
Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
EUR 99.6 million
Total cost (Approximate amount)
EUR 243 million
The purchase of rolling stock does not fall under either Annex I or II of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive 85/337/EEC, as amended; so an EIA is not required. New rolling stock will conform to modern environmental standards. These include reduced noise and pollution, increased energy efficiency and restrictions on the use of some materials. The trainsets will also comply with all the European Technical Standards for Interoperability (TSI) including those for noise emissions and access for persons with reduced mobility.
The ZSSK is a public promoter obliged to comply with the relevant applicable EU project legislation (EU directive 2004/18) and National Public Procurement legislation. The Promoter has confirmed that contracts for the implementation of the project have been tendered and awarded in accordance with this legal framework.
Under appraisal - 10/01/2012
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