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Regular railway traffic between Slovenia and Croatia suspended


The railway operator already said earlier today that it was ready for the expected new influx of refugees, adding that extra carriages and buses had been prepared to transport people to accommodation centres.

Regular railway traffic between Slovenia and Croatia was also suspended in mid-September, when the first refugee wave from Croatia hit Slovenia, with a majority of the refugees continuing towards Austria and Germany.

Announcing the decision in a press release, Slovenske železnice said it could not say how long the measure would be in force.

Hungary decided today to close its border with Croatia outside official crossings and tighten controls at official border posts.

In a response, the Croatian government said it would start implementing a plan that would include rerouteing refugees through Slovenia, while Slovenia started beefing up the police presence at its border with Croatia.

According to Croatian Interior Minister Ranko Ostojić, the refugees will be rerouted to the road and rail crossing Petišovci and the road crossing Gruškovje (all in the north-east).


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