Rail operability

Rail operability is understood as the provision of technical conditions for the railway infrastructure to guarantee safe and smooth operation. This term comes from the Act on Rail Systems (Act No. 266/1994 Coll., on Rail Systems). The provision of rail operability is a crucial task for each infrastructure manager. Správa železnic is currently the nation-wide railway infrastructure provider and provider of most regional lines in the Czech Republic.

The provising of operability includes, among other things, the following:

  • Administration of railway infrastructure assets
  • Maintenance and repairs of railway infrastructure
  • Safe rail infrastructure arising from railway network operation

Scope of Správa železnic railway network as of 1 January 2023

Description unit
total length of lines 9 355 km
electrified lines 3 215 km
standard-gauge lines 9 332 km
narrow-gauge lines 23 km
single-track lines 7 287 km
double and multi-track lines 2 003 km
total construction length of lines 15 102 km
bridges 6 733
tunnels 169
total length of tunnels 55 942 m