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INESS - Institute of Economic and Social Studies

Na Vrsku 8, 811 01 Bratislava
tel.: +421-2-5441-0945

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The Railway company has received a subsidy of 0,13 bln. Eur for the transport performed in public interest in 2010.

Should the current extent of tranport (e.g. No. of trains and routes) be financed directly from passanger payments, tickets would have to cost 3,25 times more. Every citizen of Slovakia has paid on average 28,0 Eur for railways, no matter whether he has entered a train in 2010 or not. For every single kilometer in a train every citizen had to pay 0,07 Eur in taxes. To compare the costs, fuel costs of common automobile, consuming 7l/100km were app. 0,08 Eur per kilometer.