Bulgaria’s main railway operator is to take some measures to improve the environment.
Bulgarian Railways (BRN) has already been given a two-year period to implement measures to curb pollution by limiting coal combustion, which is also the source of the pollution in many European countries.
Brussels-based BRN announced on Monday that it would work on reducing coal combustion by the end of 2020.
The firm will also aim to reduce coal usage by the middle of the year.
Brassica, which owns BRN, said it would set aside 25 percent of its operating budget for coal-free energy, with additional funds earmarked for renewable energy projects.
The plan also calls for a reduction of carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2025, according to BRN.BRN is a member of the European Union (EU) and one of the largest rail companies in Europe.
It has more than 3,300 locomotives and more than 100 diesel locomotivs.
The rail network has been plagued by problems with pollution since it was built in 1896, when it was designed to transport coal.