Successful Performance of the State Railway Operator of Slovenia Provides a Reliable Base for Investment
By the end of 2017, the Slovenske Železnice Group produced 28 million euros of net profit. According to the results of 2017, the EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation & amortisation) indicator was about 70 million euros. The State Railway Operator has also significantly reduced its debt over the past decade, from 400 million euros in 2010 to 100 million euros in 2017. As of December 2017, the Group employed 7,439 people.
According to the Group’s Director General, Dušan Mes, the balanced performance indicators are a reliable basis for investments in the modernization of rolling stock, technology and personnel. The investment cycle, in his opinion, will take about five years and will lead to lower costs and increased competitiveness in the face of growing competition.
The 2TM experts can answer all questions regarding the railwayman training programmes in Slovenia. It should be added that this profession is in high demand here, and the railway infrastructure in Slovenia is continuously developing. Therefore, for example, the construction of the Dolgi Most railway platform has recently started in Ljubljana. Within the framework of this project, another seven railway platforms are planned to be improved in the city: Tivoli, Litostroj, Brinje, Ježica, Vodmat, Stegne and Medno. The project will allow residents of the suburbs and guests of Ljubljana to travel to the city with more comfort, as well as reduce the morning and afternoon traffic load in the city. The total budget for 10 railway platforms will constitute 2.7 million euros.