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Košice-Bohumín Railway

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Subject: Žilina, Kysuce, Ružomberok, Zaolzie, Cieszyn Silesia, History of Cieszyn, Polish–Czechoslovak border conflicts, Bohumín, Vrútky, Návsí
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Košice-Bohumín Railway

The Košice–Bohumín Railway (Czech: Košicko-bohumínská dráha, Slovak: Košicko-bohumínska železnica, Polish: Kolej koszycko-bogumińska, German: Kaschau-Oderberger Bahn, Hungarian: Kassa-Oderbergi Vasút) can refer to:

  • originally: A private railway company established in 1869 in Austria-Hungary. In 1924 the company was nationalised and put under the Czechoslovak State Railways.
  • nowadays: The main track of this company (between Košice and Bohumín). The Košice-Bohumín track connected the industrial area of Silesia with the city of Košice in what is now eastern Slovakia. It was completed in 1872.

Tracks of the company

  • Košice - Bohumín (350 km, construction started in 1869, completed in 1869-1872).
  • Bohumín - Český Těšín completed on 5 May 1869
  • Český Těšín - Žilina completed on 8 January 1871
  • Žilina - Poprad completed on 8 December 1871
  • Poprad - Spišská Nová Ves completed on 12 December 1871
  • Spišská Nová Ves - Kysak completed on 12 March 1872
  • (Košice) - Kysak - Prešov (completed on 1 September 1870).
  • Štrbské Pleso - Štrba rack railway (gauge 1000 mm, completed in 1896).
  • Tatra Electric Railway (gauge 1000 mm, completed in 1912).

External links

  • History of the Slovak railways
  • Košice-Bohumín Railway on the ŽSR page (Slovak)

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