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Rail Cargo Austria Expands Operations in Slovenia

Ljubljana, 24 March (STA) - The Public Agency for Railway Transport approved 22 new freight operations for Rail Cargo Austria (RCA) for 2010, the railway transport company announced at a press conference on Wednesday. RCA entered Slovenian market in 2009 and transported a total of 677,000 tons of cargo across 280,000 kilometres.

The company started with eight daily international fright operations on the route Villach-Jesenice-Koper and back, while the new routes will connect the Koper port with Budapest and Sentilj, Villach with Rijeka, Croatia, and Italy with Budapest (via Hodos), explained Ivan Novak, head of RCA's Ljubljana subsidiary.

Novak sees the most possibilities for expansions in Slovenia on the north-south axis in transit transport for and from Austria, as the Austrian market accounts for half of the cargo transported.

Moreover, the company is also preparing to provide freight operations towards the east, in the directions of Zagreb, Belgrade and further on towards Greece, Turkey and the Black Sea, Novak said.

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