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Plovdiv is a major link in the chain of the transport routes connecting Europe and Anatolia (Asia Minor) and an intersection point of three Pan-European corridors: Corridor IV (Dresden–Bucharest–Sofia- Plovdiv- Istanbul), Corridor VIII (Durrës- Sofia-Plovdiv-Varna/Burgas) and Corridor X (Salzburg–Belgrade-Plovdiv-Istanbul). Two highways connect Plovdiv with Istanbul and Black Sea ports to the east, and to Sofia and Europe to the west – Trakia Motorway and Maritza Motorway.

First class roads connect Plovdiv with the main cities in the region. The nearest port – Burgas Port, located 280 km away from the region, is easily reachable through highway, first class roads or railway. The second nearest port is the Thessaloniki Port in Greece, 330 km away from the region. Plovdiv Airport Transfer serves Plovdiv airport and the other nearby towns, ski and sea resorts in Bulgaria and offers transfers to Thessaloniki and Istanbul Ataturk airports. The Bulgarian capital’s airport – Sofia Airport is at a 140 km distance from the region.

Plovdiv station has a strategic location in the national railway system with the capacity of handling 32 trains daily and unloading 2000 wagons per day. 18 transport companies have been issued licenses by the Bulgarian “Railway Administration” Executive Agency for providing transport services of cargo. The intermodal terminal at T. Kableshkov railway station constructed in 2015 is a part of Plovdiv railway junction. The terminal is 15 minutes away from Maritza Commercial and Industrial Zone, 25 minutes away from Kuklen Industrial Zone, and 30 minutes away from Rakovski Industrial Zone. The intermodal terminal creates conditions for a higher quality of freight transport services offering combination of different transport types. Built over an area of 71,450 m² the terminal has sites for TR operations, two rows containers storage site, area for damaged containers and equipment, special locations for refrigerating loading units, administrative building for serving customers, section for customs control and customs storehouse, parking lots for loading vehicles and cars,and control checkpoint. The capacity of the terminal is 80 000 intermodal transport units (UTI). In November 2016 tender for granting a 27-year concession of the intermodal terminal was launched. Plovdiv has a duty-free zone, a customs terminal and extensive public transport system and well developed infrastructure which link the region with cities and towns all over the country and many European countries.

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