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Bulgarian State Railways

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Bulgarian State Railways Holding
Native name
Холдинг Български държавни железници
Balgarski darzhavni zheleznitsi Holding
Company typeGovernment-owned corporation
Area served
Key people
Georgi Drumev
Servicesrailway passenger and freight transportation
Number of employees

Bulgarian State Railways is Bulgaria's state railway company and the largest railway carrier in the country, established in 1888. The company's headquarters are in the capital Sofia. Since the 1990s the BDŽ has met serious competition from automotive transport. Up to 2002 the company also owned/managed the state railway (up to 2,485 miles (3,999 km) total of 1,435 mm (4.708 ft) & 760 mm (2.49 ft) (Septemvri to Dobrinishte only) track gauge railway tracks) infrastructure in the country. EU regulations required a new state company, the National Railway Infrastructure Company, to be owner of the infrastructure.[1]

Bulgaria is a member of the International Union of Railways (UIC). The UIC Country Code for Bulgaria is 52.

References[change | change source]

  1. ЕООД, БДЖ-Пътнически превози. "БДЖ - Пътнически превози". БДЖ - Пътнически превози (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2024-03-12.