The Role of Railway Transport in East-West Traffic Flow Conditions of the Slovak Republic

  • Anna Dolinayova
  • Lenka Cerna
  • Vladislav Zitricky
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 155)


Transport is a significant part of international trade in the economic globalization. Continual growth of goods flows between Europe and Asia forces the business companies to find new possibilities of transport routes by the maintenance of speed, reliability and economic efficiency of transport chains. These facts represent opportunities for railway transport to participate on the transport flows of Eurasian continent. The Slovak Republic can be part of a new transport flows between Europe and Asia due to its geographical location. Presented study shows possibilities connected to railway transport on the Eurasian traffic flows in conditions of Slovak republic. The first part of study defines possibilities of Slovak railway infrastructure to the connection to Eurasian transport routes and study also contains international transport law rules valid on the Europe and Asia continent. Study comprises calculation of transport costs of the potential use of railway transport on European railway infrastructure. Economical part of study is processed alternately—for intermodal transport units and for rail transport in conventions wagons.


International trade Railway transport Transport flows Transport costs 



This research was supported by the VEGA Agency, Grant No. 1/0019/17 “Evaluation of regional rail transport in the context of regional economic potential with a view to effective use of public resources and social costs of transport”, at Faculty of Operations and Economics of Transport and Communication, University of Žilina, Slovakia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Dolinayova
    • 1
  • Lenka Cerna
    • 1
  • Vladislav Zitricky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Railway Transport, Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and CommunicationsUniversity of ŽilinaŽilinaSlovakia

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