Shifted Stop Chrást u Plzně obec Will Improve Travelling Comfort

As of 15 December, boarding and disembarking trains at the stop Chrást u Plzně obec will improve. This was achieved by its shifting from a curve with a small radius to a straight track which allowed building an elevated platform with a standard height of 550 millimetres above the rail here. Today, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) arranged a festive opening of this shifted stop situated in a village near the West Bohemian capital.

The construction’s objective was shifting the railway stop Chrást u Plzně obec approximately by 150 metres. This allowed building a platform with a standard height of 550 millimetres above the rail. The project also included a construction of a waiting place with roofing, barrier-free access, platform lighting and access premises, creating an orientation system and assuring dewatering of rainfall water. Chrást Village designed and built a new parking place at the newly placed stop at its own expenses.

Builders also removed the platform at its original place; besides dismantling the former guard building, they reconstructed the railway superstructure and carried out height and directional modifications of the track.

Works were going on since this July with the company Subterra as supplier. Total investment costs amounted almost up to CZK 11 million.

The construction was connected to track modifications at the near railway station Chrást u Plzně as part of modernization of the line Rokycany – Plzeň. Moreover, the stop’s shifting corresponded to the estimated way of operation on the line Ejpovice – Radnice.

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