The repaired facade of Teplice v Čechách station is revealing its full glory
The first part of the reconstruction of the station building in Teplice is approaching completion. The scaffolding that covered the repaired facade is slowly disappearing from the listed building. Construction activity has now moved mainly to Platform 1, where it is also being worked on the historic roofing. The main part of the construction will be finished this year, and the complete construction will be finished in February next year. After that, the builders will focus on the interior of the vast station building.
High-speed line between Prague's Vršovice and Běchovice has a designer
Správa železnic has selected the contractor for the technical design of the high-speed line (HSL) in the Prague junction. The project will be prepared by the association of companies SUDOP Praha, EGIS RAIL, Mott MacDonald CZ and MOTT MACDONALD. The project will also include the construction of a fourth line track between the stations Praha-Běchovice and Praha-Libeň, which will significantly increase the railway capacity on this section of the corridor.
New electronic boards at railway stations improve passenger information
Správa železnic is increasing the awareness of passengers waiting for the departure of their train or changing trains. It is now placing screens with current train departures in the pedestrian underpasses of busy stations. Another improvement in this area is the installation of a new type of information boards, which also displays the order of individual carriages in the train set on the platforms and thus helps passengers to find their reserved seat better.
Unique arch bridge is being built over Orlík Dam
Orlík reservoir will be spanned by a new railway bridge in the coming months. Parts of the future reinforced concrete arch with a span of 156 metres are already starting to grow from the foundations on both banks of the Vltava. The construction site near the station Červená nad Vltavou was also visited today by Minister of Transport Martin Kupka and Director General of Správa železnic Jiří Svoboda as part of the inspection day. The total cost of the construction amounts to CZK 685 million and trains will start using the new bridge in November next year.
The functionalist dominant of Pardubice shines with newness
The complete reconstruction of the high-rise part of the building at Pardubice Main Station is complete. The interior and exterior of the former hotel has been sensitively renovated and now serves as an educational centre for Správa železnic. On the ground floor, passengers will find a restored restaurant. However, the plans do not end there, during the autumn a tender for the reconstruction of the check-in hall and both wings of the station is planned.
Work begins on project that will relocate railway station in Veleslavín underground
The railway in the metropolis is undergoing dynamic development, a large share of which is due to the ongoing modernisation of the line to the airport and to Kladno. It also includes the section between Veleslavín and Ruzyně, which has advanced to the next stage of preparation and has obtained a designer. The documentation for the joint permit will be elaborated by companies SUDOP Praha and Moravia Consult Olomouc for CZK 211,656,000.
Správa železnic has announced architectural competition for Jihlava VRT high-speed railway terminal
The terminal near Jihlava will increase the accessibility of the new
high-speed railway for the inhabitants of the wider region. The transfer junction will be part of the new railway connection Praha – Brno. The winning architectural and urban design should be presented in the first half of next year.
Construction of the stop Pardubice centrum will start in September
The expected construction of the new stop Pardubice centrum knows its contractor and can begin. This project will significantly improve the accessibility of the city centre for passengers in the middle of next year. Trains from Jaroměř and Hradec Králové will arrive here, and it will also serve for the turnaround of trains providing connections between Pardubice and Chrudim.
Dozens of railway stations will turn to sun, Správa železnic will save over 1,200 MWh per year
The installation of photovoltaic power plants in the Czech railway environment continues. After the pilot project in Děčín, Správa železnic will install solar panels on the roofs of other station buildings across the country. Their operation will thus be more environmentally friendly thanks to the use of renewable energy sources.
Work on corridor between Lipník nad Bečvou and Drahotuše will start in September already
The busy section of the second railway corridor between Lipník nad Bečvou and Drahotuše is awaiting complete modernisation. The winner of the tender for the construction contractor is the association of companies Eurovia CS, Chládek a Tintěra Pardubice, GJW Praha and Elektrizace železnic Praha, which submitted a bid of CZK 2.1 billion. Work on the six-kilometre section will start in September.