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 2012

Description unit
total length of lines 9,470.16 km
electrified lines 3,207.51 km
standard-gauge lines 9,447.55 km
narrow-gauge lines 22.61 km
single-track lines 7,557.13 km
double and multi-track lines 1,913.03 km
total construction length of lines 15,552.46 km
switches 24,54 s.u.
bridges 6,735
tunnels 158
total length of tunnels 42,743.91 m