Rail freight in Slovenia halted by ‘worst floods ever’

Flooded railway in Slovenia. Image: © InRail InRail

Slovenia is currently experiencing flooding, defined by Prime Minister Robert Golob as the biggest natural disaster ever in the country. As Slovenian Railways pointed out, the rail infrastructure suffered significant damage and caused the suspension of many rail freight services. InRail, an Italian company active in Slovenia, confirmed that railway lines in Slovenia are currently blocked.

“In particular, landslides caused a complete traffic interruption on the Ljubljana-Hodos line”, a spokesperson from the company pointed out. This is one of the country’s main railway lines, connecting the capital to Hungary. The line, InRail said, should reopen on 9 August, with unofficial information claiming that one track could be reinstated between today and tomorrow. “Unfortunately, currently, there are no alternatives to carry the planned freight trains to their destinations”.

InRail is not the only company that is experiencing disruptions due to the flooding in Slovenia. Metrans pointed out that the connections from Slovenia to Croatia and Austria are partly suspended. Departures have also been cancelled from the port of Koper, Dunajská Streda, and Budapest. The company claimed that “currently, the only usable rail connection is through Jesenice”, the border crossing between Slovenia and Austria. However, Metrans underlined that this line is already congested.

RailFreight.com is closely monitoring the developments to provide more detailed and insightful reports.

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Rail freight in Slovenia halted by ‘worst floods ever’

Flooded railway in Slovenia. Image: © InRail InRail

Slovenia is currently experiencing flooding, defined by Prime Minister Robert Golob as the biggest natural disaster ever in the country. As Slovenian Railways pointed out, the rail infrastructure suffered significant damage and caused the suspension of many rail freight services. InRail, an Italian company active in Slovenia, confirmed that railway lines in Slovenia are currently blocked.

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