Správa železnic launches construction of two new passenger buildings in Karlovy Vary region
Aš and Chodov, two stations where Správa železnic starts the construction of new passenger buildings. In the westernmost part of the Czech Republic – Aš – the existing passenger building will be replaced by a new one. Similarly, in Chodov in Karlovy Vary region, a new building will be constructed near the entrance to the platform underpass as part of the construction of modern platforms. The buildings are proposed for funding from the European Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) under the National Recovery Plan.
Správa železnic looking for designer of high-speed line in Prague
Správa železnic has launched another public procurement for a supplier of documentation for zoning decision (DZD) for a new network of high-speed lines. The designer shall prepare the technical design for the eighth section of the network between Vršovice and Běchovice in Prague.
New departure hall opens in Praha-Vysočany
Two years of intensive modernisation at Praha-Vysočany station are visible at first glance. Since this September, the station, undergoing a complete reconstruction, features a new platform, escalators and lifts. Another positive change is coming today. A new departure hall with ticket offices and passenger facilities is opening.
Traffic on fourth corridor is managed from new control room in Traffic Control Centre Prague
Traffic Control Centre (TCC) of Správa železnic in Prague opened a new traffic control room to manage a part of the IV. Railway Transit Corridor at its Balabenka facility. It is currently used for remote control of traffic between Praha-Uhříněves and Tábor and will gradually expand its scope across the whole section Praha-Uhříněves – Horní Dvořiště state border.
Line between Brno and Blansko is two months before opening
The modernisation of the line between Brno, Adamov and Blansko is entering final stage. Reconstruction of the railway superstructure and all related infrastructure elements is being carried out in the whole section. Work is proceeding according to schedule so that trains can return to the corridor after a one-year closure from 11 December. After the line is put into operation, the completion of the construction will take place, but it will not have significant impact on railway traffic.
Further dozens of level crossings removed from lines of Správa železnic
Správa železnic successfully continues to reduce the number of level crossings on its network. Nearly seventy level crossings of the railway with other transport routes have already been eliminated since the beginning of 2022. Besides the modifications that improve the safety of level crossings, the reduction of their number represents another important way to increase safety of both rail and road traffic and their smoothness. The safest crossing is one that does not exist at all.
Správa železnic presents work on high-speed line from Prague to Dresden at InnoTrans Fair
Joint Czech-German high-speed line (HSL) project from the capital city to Ústí nad Labem and Dresden is presented by Správa železnic at the traditional railway fair InnoTrans in Berlin. The information stand is part of the exhibition of the Free State of Saxony and the European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC). The largest attraction of the project is the preparation of the Krušnohorský tunel (Ore Mountains Tunnel), which will be the longest in Central Europe with a length of up to 30 kilometres.
Presentation of modernisation of line section to Ostrovec took place in Kladno today
A presentation of the modernisation of the line section from Kladno to Kladno-Ostrovec took place today at Kladno station in the presence of the Minister of Transport Martin Kupka. The agreement with the contractor has been signed and preparatory works for the construction will start this year. The contractor of the works will be the company Společnost Kladno, which consists of EUROVIA CS as administrator and STRABAG Rail and Elektrizace železnic Praha as partners. The tendered price is CZK 3,691,998,007 excluding VAT and the construction will be completed at the end of 2024. The construction will be proposed for co-financing by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport for the period 2021–2027.
First phase of reconstruction of station building in Teplice v Čechách begins
Today Správa železnic inaugurated the reconstruction of the listed building of Teplice railway station. First phase, which will end in December next year, includes a complete restoration of the roofs, including the roof trusses, the entire facade and the adjacent platform. The project, worth CZK 236.1 million, will be carried out by Chládek & Tintěra. The construction will be proposed for co-financing from the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of the European Union within the National Recovery Plan (NRP).
Line relocation between Soběslav and Doubí u Tábora opens in South Bohemia
On Sunday, 11 September, first trains will run on the new line relocation between Soběslav and Doubí u Tábora. This will mark the end of the modernisation of the penultimate section of the railway corridor from Prague to České Budějovice. Full double-track operation will start in mid-December. Construction of the 8.8 km long section of the new railway started in September 2019; the contractor is an association of STRABAG Rail, EUROVIA CS and METROSTAV. Estimated costs amounted to CZK 4.8 billion. The project is co-financed by the European Union from the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Programme Transport 2014–2020.