New prolongation of the cross-border integrated public transport service Trieste-Ljubljana
Trieste Trasporti and Slovenske Železnice (Slovenian railways) signed the amendment of the agreement for the extension of the cross-border integrated public transport service (bus/train) between Trieste and Ljubljana, at headquarters of the Central European Initiative (CEI) on December 9th 2019. With the agreement signed by Mr. Diego Regazzo, director of Trieste Trasporti, and Mr. Nelson Sorgo, representative of Slovenian railways, the cross-border integrated ticket between Trieste and Ljubljana, active from 1 March 2019 and envisioned to last until 31 December, will be prolonged until 30 April 2020.
The service enables users to travel by bus from the centre of Trieste to the railway station of Villa Opicina and then to the centre of Ljubljana with the trains operated by Slovenian railways, with an integrated ticket (8 EUR) available for online purchase.
The integrated ticket is realised within the framework of the EU-funded project CONNECT2CE , coordinated by the CEI as Lead partner. By supporting opportunities for improving the public transport connections on both local and cross-border level, public transport operators of Italy and Slovenia, as well as with the regional authority of Friuli Venezia Giulia facilitated successful institutional dialogue during the process of the extension of this cross-border service.