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Well the rails are terrible, too. Check the rail maps of Romania and Bulgaria: Bulgaria's electrified network is currently isolated, and all its border connections are single-track. There is improvement: both countries are upgrading mayor sections of the transit-relevant mainlines, Bulgaria will at last get an electrified connection (via Serbia) and a second link with Romania across the Danube (Vidin-Calafat). However, I fear there will be a through highway before there will be a through state-of-the-art railway...

Not to mention the effects of underfunded state railways and the EU push for "liberalisation". In the past year, Bulgaria was de-facto blackmailed by the Commission to privatise the freight branch of the national railways.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jul 16th, 2012 at 02:26:02 AM EST
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