Transport minister wants trains to run at 160 km/h

"The low-cost airline Wizz Air has cancelled flights to Bulgaria, not to other countries, because of the lack of control in the country", Minister of Transport and Communications Georgi Gvozdeykov said for Nova TV.

He specified that fines would now be imposed on the carrier in such cases and urged passengers to seek help directly from the ministry.

According to Minister Gvozdeykov, the development and the reform of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) is delayed by 70 years. "What is happening in BDZ is the result of carelessness. I changed the management of BDZ because of the results", Minister Gvozdeykov explained. 

"By the end of 2026, all infrastructure projects must be completed so that trains are capable of running at a speed of 160 km per hour. We are using serious financial resources from investment instruments and we cannot show results", Minister Gvoyzdeykov noted.