Bulgaria to Construct Its First 'Rolling Highway' Terminal

Business | July 2, 2010, Friday // 16:43|  views

The Dragoman train station will be the first in Bulgaria with a RoLa terminal. Photo by i.data.bg

Bulgaria’s Transport Ministry has unveiled plans to construct two “Rolling Highway” or “Ro-La” terminals, a combined system allowing the transport of trucks by rail.

The first such Rolling Highway terminal will be constructed at the train station at the town of Dragoman in Western Bulgaria, which is located between Sofia and the Serbian border on the major European Transport Corridor No. 10.

Bulgaria’s Transport Minister Alexander Tsvetkov is going to break the ground for the construction of the Ro-La terminal on July 6, 2010.

The infrastructure project will cost BGN 6 M, which are provided by National Company “Railway Infrastructure” and will be carried out by another state company, “Transport Construction.”

A second Bulgarian Rolling Highway terminal is planned to be constructed at the train station of the town of Svilengrad in the southeast near the Turkish border, which is also located on the No. 10 Transport Corridor.

Rolling highway is a term originating from the German designation "Rollende Autobahn", also known as "Rollende Landstrasse"/"rolling country road" or abbreviated "RoLa". It is said to have a number of economic and environmental advantages.

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Tags: Ro-La, Rolling Highway, Transport Ministry, truck, railways, rail, Dragoman, Svilengrad, Corridor 10, Transport Minister, Alexander Tsvetkov


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