Košice Children Railway

Location on map - Košice Children Railway
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
District: Košice I
City / Municipality: Košice
Tourist location: Kosice and surroundings (Abov) / Košice a okolie (Abov)
Košice Children Historical Railway - Slovakia
Košice Children Historical Railway was built in Košice between 1955 and 1956 as the Pioneer Railway. The railway was aimed for children, tourists, and for learning of future railmans.The local railway was financed by the Ministry of Transport and was the first recreational railway in former Czechoslovakia.

The aperation was financed by Czechoslovak Railways, after origin of Slovak Republic in 1993 it was successor - Slovak Railways. The operation in these years, as it is today, is predominantly financed by the city of Košice.

In 2011, all vehicles took over the "Civic association Children Railway Košice" and in 2012 became railway operator. The plan of association is year-around operation. The aim is, for example, to introduce rides during weekends, special trips, night trips, corporate, historical and others. That is why association, in co-operation with the City of Košice, prepared a railway revitalization project. The railway line  has currently a length of 3,9 km with a unique 1000 mm track width. Railway vehicles, excepting motor locomotive, are listed as a movable National cultural monument in the Central List of the Slovak Monument Fund.